“Instead of a photo inspiring a thought or reading, it was a reading that recalled a photo.
I was reading [the recent] piece on Narrowness Is the Way. The last paragraph reminded me of a picture I had taken of a gate without walls that pointed upwards and a tree in the back, which reminded me of life. I never knew why I was so drawn to take that picture, and the picture never came together for me until I read that last paragraph from the story posted from Tattoos on the Heart, by Greg Boyle, SJ:
Jesus in Matthew’s gospel says, “How narrow is the gate that leads to life.” Mistakenly, I think, we’ve come to believe that this is about restriction. The way is narrow. But it really wants us to see that narrowness is the way. . . . Our choice is not to focus on the narrow, but to narrow our focus. The gate that leads to life is not about restriction at all. It is about an entry into the expansive.”
Submitted by Heidi N.