The narrow way that leads to life

We don’t need more political programs. We don’t need more ideologies, systems, quarreling parties. What we really need are awake and conscious individuals with an open mind. Open as the sea. Open like the wide sky. Open to beauty and grace. Open to the spirit that leads them to the place of their highest destiny. We need human beings who forgive the past because they know that they can only really live in the present; and if we don’t forgive our past, it will surpass our present and overshadow our future. The only way to life is now and the key is forgiveness. We bring all things back into the light through forgiveness. This is what Jesus called “the narrow way“.

Matthew 7:13 ~ “The Narrow Gate. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.…”

It is true: only few find this way. Because only a few are really willing to forgive. Only a few are ready to surrender their ego. For the ego it is like death, but in truth it is life. True life, abundant life. True life is the life of the Spirit, which is completely beyond the ego. Actually, not the way of life is narrow, but only our inner resistance, our inner conflicts and fear so great, our ego so limited that the path seems narrow. The gate is infinite open all the time, but we are so lost in our finite thoughts that we do not notice it. But this moment – like every moment – is a divine invitation to cross the gate. This is forgiveness. This is liberation, redemption, rebirth, salvation. Forget the world, forget the past and embrace the open vastness of heaven.

Luke 6:38 ~ “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back – given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”

Matthew 16:25 ~ “Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. 25For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Only when we give ourselves away can we receive True Life. This is what I call the Great Divine Paradox: we are happiest in moments when we forget ourselves. We want to save our lives, but for this reason we are losing it. Our ego keeps us back from taking possession of the richest abundance of life. But the Spirit is always waiting for our repentance to guide us back into truth, grace and aliveness. Everything is waiting for you, but you can see, feel and receive the blessings only if you are awake.

© mark david vinzens



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