Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Program
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 15, Issue 5


<< Monday, August 23, 1999 >> St. Rose of Lima
 
1 Thessalonians 1:2-5, 8-10
View Readings
Psalm 149 Matthew 23:13-22
Similar Reflections
 

JESUS, THE DOORMAN

 
"You shut the doors of the kingdom of God in men's faces." —Matthew 23:13
 

Jesus promised: "I have left an open door before you which no one can close" (Rv 3:8). Paul affirmed: "A door has been opened wide for my work" (1 Cor 16:9), and "the door of opportunity was opened wide for me by the Lord" (2 Cor 2:12). At the end of the first Christian missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas related how God "had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles" (Acts 14:27).

There is a door in the Vatican which is rarely opened. In a few months, this door will be opened by the Pope. This will symbolize the opening of the Great Jubilee and the two-thousandth anniversary of Jesus' Incarnation. The Church has called us for several years to work with Jesus in opening the door of the Great Jubilee. Hopefully, we have responded to the Lord's call to reconciliation and penance in the years 1994-1996. Hopefully, we were "docile to the action of the Holy Spirit" (Toward the Third Millennium (TMA), 18) in 1997, the year of Jesus; 1998, the year of the Holy Spirit; and this year, the year of God the Father. Pope John Paul II has commanded everyone "to do as much as possible" to prepare for the Great Jubilee (TMA, 55).

As we near the opening of the door to the Great Jubilee, persevere in your preparations, repent if you have failed to prepare, and work with Jesus in opening the door.

 
Prayer: Jesus, I repent of being a lock. Make me a key-person in Your kingdom.
Promise: "Our preaching of the gospel proved not a mere matter of words for you but one of power; it was carried on in the Holy Spirit and out of complete conviction." —1 Thes 1:5
Praise: St. Rose wrote, "If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace...no one would complain about his cross."
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, February 22, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 24, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 15, Issue 5
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS Feed
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Program
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy