Jesus went through one
town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him, ‘Lord, will only a few be saved?’ He said to them, ‘Strive
to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and
will not be able. When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the
door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, “Lord,
open to us”, then in reply he will say to you, “I do not know where you come
from.” Then you will begin to say, “We ate and drank with you, and you taught
in our streets.” But he will say, “I do not know where you come from; go away
from me, all you evildoers!” There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when
you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God,
and you yourselves thrown out. Then people will come from east and west, from
north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Indeed, some are last who
will be first, and some are first who will be last.’
I sense that what Jesus says was not how many would be saved but when I respond
to God’s calling me to repent?
I like to be the first to be saved or the last?