Opening the door of faith

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Torn and faded, the decal for the Year of Jubilee in 2000, Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, pressed onto our front screen door, continues to proclaim to all who enter that Christ dwells in our home—our domestic church. Though the decal declares faith, only our actions testify to its reality.

This Sunday’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles recounts how Paul and Barnabas, “had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles” (Acts 14:27) by laying down their lives for the Gospel and for one another. As parents/grandparents, we open the door of faith to our children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends by the way we follow Jesus’ commandment, day in and day out: “As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34).

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