Golden Gate Bridge
Jesus continues to make his way to Jerusalem. Along the road, opportunities for teaching, healing, and confrontation offer themselves, depending upon the kind of response that Jesus needs to give.
As an image of movement from one place to another, Jesus speaks about the narrow door⎯that special opening through which one enters into Kingdom life. This is not unlike the narrow barriers that we pass through on toll highways. We must slow down in order to make the entry safely.
Take this chapter and its simple divisions and let them be as moments in your day to slow up and pass through the narrow gate of God’s Word. Take nourishment, take heart, and be on your way. Remember: any toll that has to be paid was already done by Jesus on the cross!
Planting my life to bear fruit v. 9
Standing up and praising God v. 13
Kingdom-yeast: all is leavened. v. 21
Entering the narrow door v. 24
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.
This is the seventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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We read the Gospel of Luke.
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