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We often hear living the gospel compared to following the “strait and narrow path” (1 Nephi 8:20; 2 Nephi 31:18-19; 2 Nephi 33:9)

It is my testimony that the “strait and narrow path” is Christ Himself­, in the same way that He is the Word made flesh (John:1:14) and the Light of the world (John 12:46).  He also said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,”  and declared, “No man cometh to the Father but by me” (John 14:6).

Recovery has taught me that the narrowness of His way will not allow me to follow Him without surrendering all of my pride—my self-will, self-pity, self-sufficiency, self-satisfaction, self-anything, self-everything. I must finally surrender 100% to His declaration that, “without me, ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

The way to perfection is to Him and through Him. The way to become one with Him is to come down into the depths of total humility and admit that for me there is no other name, way or means under heaven whereby salvation (and eventual perfection) cometh (Acts 4:12; Moses 6:52).

~Colleen H.

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