Luke 6:17, 20-26
And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.”
“Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied.” “Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.”
“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!
Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.”
“But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation.”
“Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger.” “Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.”
“Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.”
The passage can be summarized in one quote:
“Hard choices, Easy life. Easy choices, Hard life.” – Jerzy Gregorek.
Jesus puts it differently in Matthew 7:13-14 ~
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Hard choices, Right choices.