Matthew 7:13-14 – Teaching about hard testing

There are two roads, this I know as I walk both.

Likewise I know that the road Jesus calls us to follow him on is a hard road.

Hard because it is not easy to give up the fetters of this world, the seemingly endless promises of success and happiness.

Hard because his road is so counter-intuitive to the majority with whom we walk the highways of this world.

We all are searching for the “happy life”, yet few of us are willing to actually embark on a road that requires discipline and discipleship that lead to it.

A road that leads to a sense of peace, that comes from purpose and meaning through being engaged in Kingdom living here on earth as it is in heaven.

A road that surprisingly becomes easier as we practice that what we pray and believe.
Indeed, a road that eventually becomes the only true road the more we become familiar with its contours and vistas of glory.

The Reverend Deacon Heino Claessions 
St. Albans Glen Williams.