When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.
– Charles L. Allen
These doors are displayed on the lawn in front of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Last year someone broke in and painted racial graffiti and swastikas inside this church preaches that God’s love includes everyone.
On today’s Feast of the Transfiguration, we read in Psalm 97:
The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice;
let the many islands be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about God,
justice and judgment are the foundation of God’s throne.
While we don’t believe that God’s throne is literally in the clouds, it is hard not to find God’s presence there at a moment like this.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.
A Lenten reflection from today’s responsorial Psalm 86
Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for to you I call all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.