“Enter by the narrow door.”
To follow Jesus is not the norm, it is not taking the easy way or following the majority. Jesus reminds not only that it is important but that it requires effort to follow him. There are some parts to being a Christian that help us feel happy and good and are appreciated by those in society. There are other parts of following Jesus where we are the minority, we are working hard on a path that is not very populated, we may feel lonely and rejected by society and Jesus encourages us to persist as it will be worth it in the end. It’s easy to feel envious of those who appear to be having an easier time yet we are reminded that whilst our reward is great that we are required to do our part.