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Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened

Knock and the door shall be opened

Thursday’s Gospel reading from Matthew 7 reads:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

It is good to hear this in Lent.

Perhaps the door we hope will be opened is the ability
to be steadfast in our Lenten practice.
Perhaps the door we need
opened is that of our own heart . . .
that we might be less judgmental.
Or maybe we need a door opened of our understanding of the Scriptures.

And just as God was faithful to Queen Esther (from the today’s first reading from the Book of Esther), we know that God will be faithful to us. And we will say, as our Psalm’s antiphon:

Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

Posted by opreach on February 29, 2012
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  1. 03/1/2012

    I would add that our Sister Roselli Tria has written a wonderful reflection on today’s readings that can be found at http://www.opwest.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/00-2012-FINAL-Lenten-Reflection-Booklet-151.pdf.

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