There's an old spiritual. I'm sure you've heard it. It starts out, 'So high you can't get over it, so low you can't get under it, so wide you can't get around it! You gotta come in through the door.'
That's what Jesus tells us in this passage from John's Gospel. 'I am the door of the sheep,' he says. 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.'
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