What’s Amazing about Doors?

 February 26, 2017

Ordinary Time

Doors serve an essential purpose. They provide passageways between rooms, access into homes, a barrier between us and the elements that can be moved as needed to allow egress.

I walk into one room and forget what I came after, a common phenomenon. Psychiatrists tell us that the moving from one room to another opens and closes doors in our brain, shutting out the thoughts from the previous room.

Doors can open us up to new adventures. Closing a door can mark the end of an adventure. The children in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe go through the door of the wardrobe and enter the magical world of Narnia.

Sacraments are called doors to the sacred. They open the way to an experience of God. They are physical elements we go through in order to experience a new reality.

Daily we go through doors. Some doors we open and close ourselves, others are opened or closed by others or by life circumstances. Daily doors are opened and closed in our life.

What door will I go through today?

And I tell, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  Luke 11:9

 

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