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Gospel of Matthew 7.13-14
Accordingly, I beseech you, let us so perform all our actions that we may not fail to obtain such glory as this. To obtain it is by no means difficult, if we desire it, or arduous, if we apply ourselves to it. For, “If we endure, we shall also reign,” (2 Timothy 2.12). What is the meaning of “If we endure”? If we patiently bear tribulations and persecutions; if we walk the narrow path. The narrow path is unattractive by nature but becomes easy when we choose to follow it, because of our hope for the future.
John Chrysostom (AD 347 - 407)
Homilies on John 87.3, in Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, 41:465