Reading from the Book of Matthew 7:13,14
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
In these two verses, Jesus speaks of two different paths we can take in our lives: the broad way that leads to destruction and the narrow way that leads to life.
On the broad way there is room for all kinds of fleshly things like bitterness, forgiveness, resentment, and vindictiveness. But on the narrow way there is only room for the Spirit.
In the flesh it is easy to take the broad path, but the end result is destruction. It is much harder to take the narrow path, but in the end it leads to life.
Emotions tempt us to take the easy way, to do what feels good for the moment. Wisdom moves us to take the way that seems hard at first, but later on we find that it leads to life.