If no one is to come in
why have a gate?
Why not just make it a fence and have done with it?
You know, when some people say things,
it makes you wonder whether
they really want ANYONE to come in?
Or certainly question the divine commitment to
equal soteriological opportunities.
Call me heretical, a slapdash liberal, but
I don’t think that sounds like God.
Sure, the way is narrow, and you gotta take up your cross
But what if anyone willing, anyone who wants it
anyone who means what they say,
the pearly gate opens to them?
Would that be so terrible?
Why would you place stumbling blocks on their path?
Is life really just one long entrance exam?
Maybe security IS as tight as they say.
I dunno. I’ve always thought that
the phrase ‘gated community’
is a bit of an oxymoron.
(The name of an album by Paloma Faith)
A rich young ruler comes to Jesus, says, ‘what can I do to be saved?’
You won’t like it, he thinks.
The ugly, naked truth.
Not that the truth isn’t beautiful and beauty isn’t true, but there are just some pills you can’t sugarcoat.
And in this instance, you can either have pretty or you can have truth.
You can cling to your money, your precious, or you can invest in the Bank of Heaven and walk away today penniless.
Which is it to be?
And you – you today, YOU:
What would you do?