by: Reverend Jon Eltringham for Saint Michaels Chapel
Enter through the narrow gate for the 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
What does this mean to you? A lot of us have entered through the wide gate and led a life of sorrow and pain . And let me tell you friends the road is rough because i have been down that road, the things we do to our loved ones the shame we inflict upon them it burns into the brain.
All we have to do is just turn around walk back to God and ask for forgiveness.
Ask Him to wrap his loving arms around us and guide us back to the narrow gate where the road is much softer. Now come the next part what do we do about the one’s we hurt in our lives? We also ask them to forgive us its not that hard as i thought it would be.
Again in MATTHEW 18:21
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered “I tell you, not seven times but seventy seven times.”
So please if there is someone in your life who has wronged you in some way, forgive them it will make you feel better and them a lot better. It’s really hard to take back the things we have done in life but by putting our trust in God and leaving our cares with Him, He will reset our course and that course will be right back to him.
Let us pray;
O ALMIGHTY God we ask You to be by our side teach us O Lord teach us to forgive other and put our trust and fears in your hands we humbly pray for forgiveness from You and those we have offended. In Christ Jesus’s name,
Reverend Jon Eltringham
St. Michael the Archangel Diocese of Ohio