Over centuries man has made this world more comfortable and convenient, more entertaining and pleasurable. Man has become materialistic and flesh-oriented, to the point that he no longer seeks God. I see the newborns or very young children ~ they are all so pure and innocent. Then I look at the adults, impure and sinful ~ how did they get that way?
Yesterday's Gospel reading gives an answer. Jesus said to his disciples: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few."
What must we do then?