Gospel: Luke 13:22-30
Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, ‘Lord, will only a few be saved?’ He said to them, ‘Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, “Lord, open to us”, then in reply he will say to you, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will begin to say, “We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.” But he will say, “I do not know where you come from; go away from me, all you evildoers!” There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrown out. Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.’
Our gospel for today is from Luke 13:22-30 which somehow talks about the “final judgment“. Jesus called many but only few will enter His kingdom.
This means only few can enter the gates of heaven and we all know how it will happen. We all know how to enter the gate yet we are still not ready and most of us are arrogant and still doing mistakes.
Luke 13:22-30 hinted us of what will become of us when we neglect to pay attention to our souls. At first, the message of God is clear like the water that springs from the dessert. He all taught us to pray and do good things while we are on earth. He taught us how to enter heaven through good deeds. Yet, the people neglected to follow the teachings He made for us.
When the day will come for the final judgment, He will never open His door for those who abandoned Him. This will be the final judgment of mankind. Luke 13:22-30 says we should follow the narrow road for only a few will pursue and enter God’s kingdom.
When the final judgment will come, many will weep and gnash their teeth but still they can’t enter. The chosen few will enter the Kingdom and they will eat and drink with Him for eternity in His Kingdom. This is what Luke 13:22-30 is trying to imply.
Have you ever thought that the final judgment is near? Our recent world is deteriorating and people are doing evil deeds. People forget to pray and care for their souls. The world is in chaos and corruption is prevalent. Earthquakes, fires, typhoons, floods are all happening. Is the end near? Is the final judgment near?
No one knows when and where and what will happen. The only thing for sure is that God is like a thief when He will arrive. He will judge us according to our deeds here on earth. So, if you have time, think and ponder and know that there is still time to cleanse your soul. – Clea | Helpline PH