|The earliest known icon of Jesus|
I am the gate for the sheep.
All who came before me are thieves and robbers,
but the sheep did not listen to them.
I am the gate.
Whoever enters through me will be saved,
and will come in and go out and find pasture.
A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy;
I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”
Jesus is the gate. When you receive the grace of the Sacraments a different level of faith occurs; a trans-formative faith, a new sense of faith, the realism of the Kingdom of God grows from a willingness to learn about the many different aspects to faith; knowledge, understanding, piety, counsel, fortitude, fear of the Lord, wisdom.