“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13–14, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” (C. S. Lewis). “Though the curse has long be broken, Adam’s sons are still the prisoners of their fears. Rushing helter-skelter to destruction with their fingers in their ears. While the Father’s voice is calling with an urgency I’ve never heard before. ‘Won’t you come in from the darkness now before it’s time to finally close the door!’ ” (Don Francisco).
As a citizen of a great democracy, it is often hard to admit that the majority is not always right. But not hard in this case. The road is narrow, the gate is small, and signs are urgently pointing to a fast-approaching time when the door will finally be closed. And yet, the multitudes are rushing helter-skelter in the opposite direction. Denying that the narrow path is the only path.
I recall a movie from my teen years called the Poseidon Adventure (the original movie, not the remake — yes, I am that old). The majority of the survivors insisted on making their way to the deck of capsized ocean-liner, which was deeply submerged. While only a few took the opposite path towards the lower compartments of the ship that was still above water. The majority thought the few had lost their mind. It seemed counter-intuitive, but they believed if help were to arrive they would seek to cut through the hull of the ship to reach survivors. They were right, and were rescued, while the majority perished.
My Advice – Don’t follow the world. It’s running in the wrong direction.