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Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Lord, open the door for us"

This Sunday's Gospel begins:
Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’

We all desire to go to heaven; we want to be saved. How are we acting on that desire each day? Am I more loving, more compassionate, and seeking only what pleases Jesus?
Each Sunday is an invitation to reflect on the way we are living our lives.

August 25 is special for me as it is my father's birthday. He was born in 1898, a man of integrity who did many kind and hidden things for others. I am sure he is in heaven with my mother and still celebrating life - now eternal life!

1 comment:

Elena Taylor-Garcia said...

Thank you, Sr. Rosenthal for this beautiful reflection on God's love and his invitation to us to enter the gate. Thank you also for the beautiful memories of your father and family in St. Louis. May your parents in heaven pray for us here on earth trying to follow our Lord Jesus! God bless you, Sister Rosenthal. Elena