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Re: To no one in particular - part 5

Posted by shar on July 16, 2002, at 0:05:26

In reply to Re: To no one in particular - part 4, posted by shar on July 15, 2002, at 23:56:46

Matthew also has the verse where 'straight and narrow' came from. At my house, it was never really defined, just that we should be on it, but apparently rarely were.

I've come to appreciate the idea of 'straight and narrow' not in the sense of morality (vs. immorality) but in the sense that it is easier to live when one has defined one's own values, and what is and is not 'right,' or good, or ethical--and then lives that way. With definition our options become limited--if we stand by what we believe is right, there are only a few ways to go.

It's sort of like lying--it's easier not to. There isn't as much to remember, etc.

Anyhow, these passages also talked about gates, and not pearly ones. So, that was new for me to see.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. "

verses 7:13-14




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