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Monday, October 29, 2012

Year of Faith is an invitation to open our hearts and grow in God's love


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Zelten_Laura_Sister2012-100pxby Sister Laura Zelten

"The 'door of faith' (Acts14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church."

With these words Pope Benedict XVI welcomes us to the Year of Faith. The words from his letter " Porta Fidei" in which he announced this season of conversion.

Doors are such an important part of our lives.  Do you remember the last door you opened?  We go through our day without even thinking about the movement of passing through the space of our sometimes they even open automatically for us.  If we think of it, never does a day go by that we don't pass through a doorway.

As we celebrate the Year of Faith the one door I think about opening is the door of my heart.  Am I open to allowing Jesus to enter into my heart during this special time in the Church.  The Year of Faith gives us an opportunity to open our lives and celebrate the gift of Jesus.

God is with us in all of life.  Our purpose for opening the door of our heart is to help us know who we are so we can live more joyfully, serve others and know the love of Christ.

Reflection questions:

  1. What kind of door is the door of your heart?
  2. Is the door of your heart open to spiritual growth?
  3. Whose doors (hearts) are you invited to enter?
  4. Have you shut your door (heart) to anyone else?


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