#2 – Pass Through the Holy Door

[To begin the Holy Year] I will have the joy of opening the Holy Door, a Door of Mercy. Let us set aside all fear and dread… to pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them.
— Pope Francis
 

So let us accept the Pope’s invitation…

Perhaps you feel scattered. While you are about many things, there doesn’t seem to be a unity. Something at the center and core is missing. Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps all your commitments are in place and on the whole you are pleased. But they need to be renewed, claimed and engaged with the energies that are available to you now. Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps the inequalities of society are getting to you and you want to join people who are seeking more just arrangements.  Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps a negative way of thinking or feeling or behaving is showing up more than it should. It has to be identified and curtailed.  Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps a past action that has damaged someone needs to be acknowledged and forgiven. Going forward does not seem possible until what has happened is reconciled. Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps the violence of the world has flooded and shaken you. You need silence and grounding to commit to the long haul of peace. Pass through the Holy Door.

Perhaps you suddenly realize how much you have been given and how much you want to give. You need a space to express gratitude and commit to service. Pass through the Holy Door.

To pass through the Holy Door is to be met where we are by a Transcendent Love that will take us to where we want to be.

© John Shea