Parable of the Closed Door

The Parable of the Closed Door (Luke 13. 24-30)

Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,

because many, I tell you

will try to

enter

and

will

not

be

ab-

le

to!

Once the owner of the house gets up and

closes the door, you will stand outside

knocking and pleading, “Sir, open the

door for us!” But he will answer, “I

don’t know you or where you come

from.” Then you will say, “We ate and

drank with you, and you taught in our

streets.” But he will reply, “I do not

know you, or where you come from.

Away from me all you evil doers . . . ”

There will be weeping there and gnashing

of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac

and Jacob and all the prophets in the

kingdom of God, but you yourselves

thrown out. People will come from

east and west

north

and

south,

and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

Indeed there are those who are

last who will be . . .

first and first who will be . . . last.”

© Sheila Hamil April 2014