“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate this is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.”  I get a kick out of people who say, “I don’t live by any rules,” or “I don’t have any rules for my children,” or “I’m a free spirit.”  People who say that total hypocrites.  They want other people to live by rules, but not them.  If you work for a living, you live by rules.  If you have a mortgage or a loan, you live by rules.  If you tell your children that it’s bed time, if you tell your children it is not polite to call someone a nasty name, you are making and keeping rules.  Even the jungle has rules.  The predator always eats the prey.  The strongest survive.  The narrowness of the gate that opens into God’s kingdom is bounded on one side by: Loving God and on the other side by: Loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.  In fact, all the rules of life have been instituted because we care for others.   Amen.