The Marks Of The Few True Heaven-bound Pilgrims

Fellow pilgrims, the heavenly way we travel is
more or less a lonely way. We have, at most, but few companions. It is a
“little flock,” and only here and there we meet a traveler, who, like
ourselves, is journeying towards heaven.

Because the way is narrow, difficult, and humiliating
to the flesh, there are only a few, under the drawings of the Spirit, who find

If true religion consisted in a ‘mere profession’ then
there are many on the way to heaven.

If the marks of discipleship were merely an orthodox
creed, excited feelings, or denominational zeal, then there are many who ‘find
the way.’

But true pilgrims are those with broken hearts; those who are poor in spirit; those who mourn for sin; those who know the music of the Shepherd’s voice; those who follow the Lamb; those who delight in the throne of grace; and those who love the place of the cross.

-Octavius Winslow