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Friday July 29th: Open door, open heart

When we open our doors to Jesus, he opens his saving love to us. 

Luke 10: 38 – 42

The gospel opens with Jesus arriving at a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Hospitality is a beautiful gift. It means the world when someone can welcome another into their home. It speaks to trust, love, generosity and life.

The climate in our world today makes us keep others out. We have fences, burglar proofing, doors, locks, private securities and the like. Martha’s hospitality is worth noting and learning from. It speaks to all the barriers we erect around ourselves.

Throughout the scriptures hospitality is one of the greatest expressions of love. Martha’s hospitality showed great love for Jesus. Those who make time for prayer, Eucharistic adoration, Holy Mass and other devotions are like Martha, inviting Jesus into their lives.

But as grand as our gestures of welcome to Jesus are, it is Jesus who eventually welcomes us into his heart so that he could love us, care for us and save us. When we open our doors to Jesus, he opens his saving love to us.

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