“I was thinking.” Part 7

How hard can it be to find God? After all, all over the world people follow different religions in the hope of finding God.

We see many millions of devout followers of all sorts of religions. They give time and money. They practice religious disciplines and sometimes in doing so are expected to endure excruciating and painful physical trials and deprivation. They set up temples and altars and all manner of aids to help in their pursuit of the particular religion or god they follow.

Not only do many organised religions exist but there are also those individuals who eschew any form of organised religion and develop their own spirituality in the pursuit of a god or some other “transcendent  power,” or being.

I would not say any devotees are not serious in their belief or worship. I would however refer to what Jesus said with regard to this.

Jesus said the gate that leads to life is small and the way narrow. He added “Only a few find it.” He also said that we should enter through the narrow gate. Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it.

Some who could not say they have entered by the small narrow gate would nevertheless be quick to say, “All roads lead to God. Choose your own way.”

The narrow gate is found by few, even among those who are looking for God.

Jesus said, “I am the way.” He said, “I am the gate for the sheep.” He said, “My sheep hear my voice and follow me.”

 

I was just thinking.