Jesus did not present a popular “good news.” Instead He pointed out that the road one has to travel is narrow. He said that only a few find it!
On the other hand there is a wide gate and a broad road. He said it leads to destruction. The Book of Proverbs notes that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
Paul also traveled the narrow road. He said that since he did not present a broad road he was persecuted. That is because the preaching of the message of the cross is offensive to many. Again, like Jesus, he did not try to please men.
The narrow road is first of all a choice. For Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate.” The choice is with you. Even after you enter, the choice to leave or to continue; continuously confronts you.
For example, in the life of Jesus there came a time when after He talked about Himself as the “Bread of Life,” it is written: “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.”
And Paul in one of his letters talks about Demas who deserted him, “because he loved the world.”
So make prayerful choices everyday. The broad road always tries to pull you into it. But prayerfully choose the narrow road which Jesus walked!