This is found in Matthew’s record of Jesus’ words in chapter 7:13. The word “strait” is an old English word that means “narrow”. Not so much that it is easily missed, but not much desired because it is restrictive.If there is anything that the modern church tries hard not to be, it is restrictive. Self expression, self appreciation, self-love, self discovery, self esteem….is the theme. “Come and be comfortable while we entertain you -and hopefully emotionally touch you enough to make you give some offering-, give you a coffee and send you along smiling”. We need always to watch out for the tendency to get “comfortable with ourselves”. It is then that our old nature will draw us from God and we easily become a “castaway”- seeI Cor 9:27.