Sunday 22nd August 2021
This Sunday we are looking at a short extract from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel. Jesus has explained what is entailed in following him but says if we are to take his teaching seriously we will actually need to follow. In this short statement he maps out three sets of “twos”. There are two roads – one which is narrow following him, and one which is broader and easier. There are two destinations of “life or destruction”. The surprising thing – given that only one road leads to “life” – is that relatively few find it. This is quite a realistic picture of the challenges following Jesus entails and also the number of folk who actually ‘do that following’. It’s quite a challenge to you and me if we want to find the life Jesus speaks of. Do we sit back and ruminate....or have we the courage and determination to get up and walk that narrow road?