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Monday, June 4, 2018

Jesus stands at the door and knocks...

We continue to look at the fourth chapter of Gaudete et Exsultate and different aspects of holiness.

136. "True enough, we need to open the door of our hearts to Jesus, who stands and knocks (cf. Rev 3:20). Sometimes I wonder, though, if perhaps Jesus is already inside us and knocking on the door for us to let him escape from our stale self-centredness."

137. Complacency is seductive; it tells us that there is no point in trying to change things, that there is nothing we can do, because this is the way things have always been and yet we always manage to survive. By force of habit, we no longer stand up to evil. We "let things be:, or as others have decided they ought to be. Yet let us allow the Lord to rouse us from our torpor, to free us from our inertia. Let us rethink our usual way of doing things; let us open our eyes and ears, and above all our hearts, so as not to be complacent about things as they are, but unsetttled by the living and effective word of the risen Lord."

Be attentive to open the door to Jesus who waits for each of us!
His Heart is open for us.

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