ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIGHT GATE – Jesus described a counter-culture, a swimming against the current. This would not be a popular route or an obvious one. Loving an enemy. Refusing to retaliate. Forgiving on every occasion. Giving beyond the norm. Considering only provision for today. Mortifying all unseemly thoughts. Fleeing from praise or flattery. Eventually we will see the gathered Church of the Ages as a “little flock” in comparison to the numbers who could never abandon their self-love or lusts.