April 7, Locked Doors

April 5, 2013 at 18:38 Leave a comment


In today’s Gospel Story (John 20:19-31) the disciples had locked locked themselves in a room because they were afraid, and Jesus came to them. He said, “Peace be with you, as the Father has sent me, so I send you, receive the Holy Spirit”. Thomas wasn’t there, and when they told him what happened, he set conditions as to how he would receive Jesus. Next week they again locked themselves up and Jesus came again and had a chat with Thomas about setting conditions on encountering Him. There can’t be any.

More on this at     Phrogge.com

“Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.” Our role as followers of Jesus is to reflect this, to live in such a way that we really bring God’s loving mercy to all who hurt, to lead by example, not impose by fear. It is easier to impose by fear than to lead by example. Fear keeps folks out, while example invites them in. Jesus knew this, and so does Pope Francis.

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