Locked doors

I always find this kind of reflection on the Easter appearances full of great hope for folks like me: “Jesus moves among men and women–even if it means passing through doors locked from within” (Jn 20.19-23). (Fr. William M. Joensen)  Many of us frequently–or continually–bolt the doors of our hearts from within, yet we long for Christ to come to us.  We can have great hope . . . for He is the One who can enter “through doors locked from within.”

2 thoughts on “Locked doors

  1. I love that Jesus can enter through the locked doors of our hearts. This is one reason why I don’t care for the popular painting of Jesus knocking on the door with no handle, implying that WE have to open the door from the inside, at times I find myself too weak and resistant without meaning to be to turn the door knob. Only one thing is required though, my permission, so it is enough to say “Come in!”

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