Thursday, July 12, 2012

Throw Wide the Gate

Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind...


Throw wide the gate of your heart,
stand before the sun of the everlasting Light
that shines on every man...

He does not want to force His way in rudely, 
or compel us to admit him against our will….

Our door is faith; if it is strong enough, the whole house is safe.
This is the door by which Christ enters….
It is the soul that has its door, its gates. 

Christ comes to this door and knocks; 
He knocks at these gates. 
Open to him; 
He wants to enter, 
to find His bride waiting and watching…"
                        - St. Ambrose; excerpted from today's Office of Readings