Prayer for Fruitful Work and Grace

Gordon Edwards – January 30, 2013

Gospel of St. Matthew 7:13-14

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (New International Version)

As a college student, instead of looking at this passage as one of destruction, it is better to see it as a message about procrastination. It can be frustrating when this week or another seems to pile more work than we normally manage. What we are experiencing is stressful and a lot of times it seems unnecessary. But it is worth it. Much more work must be done for the end result. Procrastination is simple to give into and many of us experience it but it can spill over into many other aspects of our life like our spiritual life. It adds more stress. This message can be seen as a message that though it may seem like the work put in every week is frustrating, it is worth remembering that it is worth the work and sweat as so many have in our faith’s history and that God is always near.

 

Where is there “destruction” in your life?

Or when things become frustrating what or whom do you lean on?

When do things seem narrow and how can going to God help?