Sunday, September 18, 2022

Two gates

After Matthew 7:13-14

It’s a narrow gate

by which you enter.

It’s a wide gate

by which you’re

swept along

with the crowd,

jostling, yelling,

swelling, angry,

believing the wide

gate is the entrance

to what the crowd 

wants. It is the entrance

to what the crowd

earns. The narrow gate,

requiring movement

in almost single file,

is a hard, difficult

path but also the true


Few choose it.


Photograph by Neil Martin via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

This imagery here reminds me of how orderly and politely thousands have waited patiently in long lines to view the Queen. When we choose the narrow gate we discover that it's the only worthwhile path to take in life.
Blessings, Glynn!