In his twelfth sermon on the Sermon on the Mount, John Wesley writes about the broad vs. the narrow way:
It is scarce possible to express or conceive what multitudes of souls run on to destruction because they would not be persuaded to walk in a narrow way, even though it were the way to everlasting salvation. And the same thing we may still observe daily. Such is the folly and madness of mankind, that thousands of men still rush on the way to hell, only because it is a broad way. They walk in it themselves because others do: Because so many perish, they will add to the number. Such is the amazing influence of example over the the weak, miserable children of men! It continually peoples the regions of death, and drowns numberless souls in everlasting perdition!
To the extent we agree with John Wesley’s reading of Jesus Christ’s words in the Sermon on the Mount about the broad and narrow way, the question for us becomes: “What does the narrow way look like in 2013?”