Someone in the crowd asks Jesus "Will only a few be saved?" Jesus does not answer the question, therefore he is not saying that only a few will be saved. He of course wants all to be saved. However he does say that the gate is narrow, and many will try to enter and not. Why is that? What is his point? Well there is good news, because although the gate is narrow, God's heart is wide, and there is room for all if we surrender to his Mercy, forgiveness, and lay down our life in love for him and others.
Faith is invisible, but it's effect can be seen in our lives. When we live by faith, our lives look different than when we live only according to the world. Today's Gospel gives us a little test: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be. This little tool can help us examine if we are living by faith, or merely claiming to. Our faith shapes our private/personal lives, and our public life. These readings challenge us who claim to have faith, to live bold lives, sharing in the ministry of Jesus, the bringing about God's Kingdom.