Pope Francis Door of the Church should always be open

I finished Pope Francis letter on the ‘Gospel of Joy.’ One of the striking statement was, ” the doors of the Church should always be open.”

A sign of Gods openness is that our church doors should always be open so that those who seek God will not find a closed door; nor should the doors of the sacraments be closed for simply any reason. The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak. These convictions have pastoral consequences that we are called to consider with prudence and boldness (47). He repeats that he prefers a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church concerned with being at the centre and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us it is the fact that many of our brothers and sisters are living without the friendship of Jesus Christ (49).

There are so many reasons we give why we have to lock the doors of the church. The homeless might sleep in the church. Someone broke into the poor box 25 years ago. 

I think Pope Francis would still say, “yes keep the doors of the church always open.”

The reason Pope Francis gives is that you never know when grace will touch someone heart.  They go to the church to pray and it is locked. The Doors of Jesus Heart are always open. 

May this advent always keep the Doors of Our Heart Open.

4 thoughts on “Pope Francis Door of the Church should always be open”

  1. The importance to keep the Church´s doors open are the same that LORD JESUS want us to do. Open doors means paving the way to help out the need.
    JESUS ask us to do the Work. Not only pray and not only spreading out the Gospel but to do the Work. Work means more than having doors open but it´s a good start. Open doors for helping the poverty and homeless people. Churches are supposed to keep doors open like JESUS CHRIST opened HIS arms for the ones who are suffering.
    I support very much the thinking of Pope Francis by giving this great starting: Leave the Doors of Churches opened for the People!
    May that GOD AND LORD JESUS BLESS HIM AND ALL OF YOU who support this Blessing!

  2. Our church doors are always open. We are so grateful that our open doors have been a blessing and not a problem far.

  3. Justice is blind, sayeth the old adage, but she need not be stupid. Likewise, the aim of the pope seems good and worthy of praise but he need not be stupid. There is evil in this world and Christ himself warned us about it. Those who are evil will prowl around the world seeking not only the ruin of souls but also the ruin of churches and other sacred instruments of our faith that help sustain our souls. In today’s gospel Christ tells us that if a man were to know the time that a thief was to break into his home, he would stay awake. Is that not a clarion call for all of us to be vigilant against the forces of evil? Some today are naïve and would leave the church doors open and sleep through the night. I do not see how this can be considered following the ways of Christ who taught us not only to be aware of evil but to fight against it in its many manifestations. To do otherwise is foolishness, plain and simple.

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