Commentary on the Gospel of
A “much broader righteousness” than that of the people around is what is expected of the followers of Christ. In other words, a Christian who chooses the narrow path (Matt 7:13) must offer a broad path for his fellow beings, a broader path of greater understanding, tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness, and love. This is not the usual modus operandi of the world: it tends to choose the broader path for itself while making the path of others as narrow and difficult as possible. Jesus invites us to be different. Through our being so, it is he, Christ the Lord, who gets preached. In such broader righteousness, the world will come to see the light of God and know the Glory of God. Does my righteousness reflect the loving mercy of God? Does it help people see and walk in the light of God?