Come in through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is constrained that leads to life, and there are few who find it.


This is the Rabbi's teaching about entering the Kingdom of Heaven.

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

Do not think that I came to violate the Torah or the Prophets; I did not come to violate but to uphold. For, amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Torah until all is accomplished. Whoever then violates one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you that unless your righteous acts surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."


This is the teaching of the Rabbi.

The Rabbi said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."

The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw."

GRAZING SHEEP © Emrahgultekin | Dreamstime.comSo He said to them again, "Amen, Amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.  I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

One time while traveling, when the Rabbi saw the crowds following him, he went up onto a mountain to teach them; and after he sat down, his talmidim came to him.

He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
"O, the gladness of the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Rabbi taught this parable, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.  And he called ten of his servants, and gave them ten manim and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.' But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us!'"

The Rabbi told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Parush and the other a tax collector."

The Rabbi told his students a parable to teach them that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart.  "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear G-d and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'

The Rabbi shared a story saying, "Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, and enjoyed delights and rejoiced every day. And a poor man named Lazar was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.

One day, the Rabbi shared this parable with his students, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions. And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager!'