Limits, restrictions, rules and judgment — these are the “cuss words” of modern society. The world around us responds, “We don’t like them; we don’t want them. We are going to criticize anyone who believes in them.” So almost no one talks about these words. When someone does, there is an immediate backlash of criticism. But the bottom line is simply this: when left to our own way, the way of our own choosing, we nearly always end up at war with others or create a mess of things. Most people walk down that big wide road without ever even thinking about it. But, with no set of sure values, no real sense of right and wrong, and no understanding of our need for redemption, the wide road’s destination is always disaster. Jesus challenges his disciples and also challenges us. He wants us to walk down the less taken path. Yes, it’s a harder path to travel, but it brings ultimate liberation and victory. We know, because he’s already walked that path before us!