May 22, 2017
In today’s episode, based on Matthew 7, verses 12-14, we will be covering two critical topics: The Golden Rule and the Narrow Gate. While it may first appear that these two things have little or nothing to do with one another, we are going to see that Jesus is describing a way of life that follows a radically different path: The path of love. Those who are approved by God and blessed to be a part of His kingdom, are called to live dramatically different lives, marked by a completely different kind of love than that which characterizes the world. The path of love, Christ-like love, is not for the faint of heart. It is not for the selfish and self-centered. We are being called by Christ to love as He has loved us – sacrificially and selflessly. We are being called to walk a lonely, seldom travelled path, where our actions will be misunderstood and our companions will be few. The rest of the world will take a different path. They will pursue a different way. But rather than reject them, we are to love them. Rather than condemn them, we are to treat them as we have been treated by God: With grace, mercy, and forgiveness.