“That’s insane” has become a term that is flippant and careless describing anything we consider unusual or something we do not understand. The real definition for insanity is, “to be in a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill.” That is a wide path.
Abbot Antony of Egypt, (251-356) a Desert Father and
pioneer of Western monasticism, said, “A time is
coming when people will be insane, and when they
see someone who is not insane, they will attack him
saying, ‘You are insane because you are not like us.”
He must have been seeing the times we which we live. This comparative insanity is now manifested in religion, politics, education, media, culture and most of our other basic social structures.
This is alarmingly true with Christianity. To say one is Christian is becoming insanity because we are not like others who assume they are sane in their insanity. This is the reality of “a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior and social interaction.” The path is not so wide anymore. But, then again, we were told it would be a narrow path.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Jesus