Knock, Knock, Who's There?
by Fr. Jack McArdle with Aneel Aranha
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. (Rev 3:20)
There is a famous and beautiful picture of Jesus knocking on a door. When this picture was first shown to the public, the artist's attention was drawn to a serious flaw. There was no handle on the door! The artist explained that this was very deliberate, because it represented the reality. The door is the door of the human heart, and there is no handle on the outside. Jesus cannot enter unless I open the door and invite him in. "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone opens the door, I will come in and we will share a meal as friends." If I open the door and let Jesus in, then I can be sure that, later on, I will hear another knock. If I ask 'What is it now?', he will answer 'I want back out again'! Back out again through my words and actions, etc.
Take at least one minute out today, go down into your heart, open the door, and say your own personal YES to Jesus for this Christmas. You don't have to understand it — just do it!
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