This article builds upon the previous one: The Good News of Easter
Jesus teaches us that the road to life is narrow.
We need to make sure not only that we on the right road, and not continuously won over by the distractions of the world around us, but that we remain firmly put.
Sincerity is no guarantee that we are in the right place. One can be sincere but still sincerely wrong.
In the midst of the competition of voices within and outside us we need to stop, pray and listen to the One who tells us what He told Pilate:
I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37
It is really a matter of life and death!
Jesus wants nothing more than to bring us into eternal joy with Him. He is committed to our salvation.
If we haven’t yet found Him we need to seek Him. If we have found Him we need to deepen our relationship with Him and to persevere. He has given us all that we need to do so.
The way we live our lives here on earth matters a lot.
As St Augustine says:
If we spend so much effort, so much care, and do so much in order to live a little longer, what ought we do when it is a matter of living forever? If we consider prudent those who do all they can to put death off and to obtain a few more days, how senseless are those who live in such a way that they forfeit the day that is eternal (De Verbo Domini,Sermon 64)