The road is narrow because it is not meant for everybody
More than three months into fatherhood and I keep on realizing each day how this is a vocation in itself. It is fulfilling but challenging.
A narrow road is a good analogy because traversing this path requires patience and a kind of stillness. Unlike wide roads that are accessible to everybody with some vehicles zipping through others at will, parenthood cannot be breezed through.
There are so many things out of our control yet we are called to stick with what we know are good practices. Faith enters where a person knows their controllables and non-controllables, while gratitude happens when everything falls into place.
It is not that the narrow road is hidden or invisible; it makes more sense that it can be found, yet those who are not ready to travel this path will choose to forego this narrow road. And that’s okay.
If there is indeed a multiverse, maybe there could be a version of me who may not choose this path. But in this universe, I have committed to this narrow road. And I won’t have any regrets.
Matthew 7:6, 12-14. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.
And those who find it are few.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-178: JUNE 27, 2023]