Today is a Jesuit feast day – St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He served the sick and dying at a hospital in Rome. He died at the young age of 23, from the plague while ministering to those who also suffered from this scourge. He laid down his life to save others.
The Gospel today holds the Golden Rule of doing unto others. Most major faith traditions have a similar tenet. St. Aloysius served others as he would have liked to have been treated in his dying days. The narrow gate to heaven is for those who understand servanthood and discipleship. How are you living these out?
Howdo you live the Golden Rule?
What does the narrow gate mean to you?
God, teach me to live for others. Amen.