Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Narrow Door

"Unusual!" we call folks who make it in.
"Abnormal! Unrelenting! They never fit in!

The average of us just go with the pack.
The expected behavior is to stay on THIS track.

Odd for THAT person to be allowed in--
When the rest of us commit just a tiny sin.

To lie-- To cheat-- To steal--
Well, that's our common place meal!

Strange is the person who gives back.
Curious! He offers the rest of US slack.

Look at that odd ball! How he serves everyone else!
Why is he saying to avoid serving self?

That door is tiny! We'll never fit there!
By the looks of it, we must go through bare!

Stripped of our titles, our purses, our rules?
That door doesn't accept our treasured jewels!

We must look like the odd ball to fit through that gate.
We must hurry and change before it's too late.

Throw off all that is us and mirror the king.
Lay aside all our normal and change our routine.

Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with care,
and enter to see the odd ball through there.

"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to."  ~ Luke 13:24