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Christ knocks at the door of our heart.

Christ knocking at the door.

Inspired by the words of the Holy Scripture: «Behold, I stand at the door and knock» (Rev. 3:20), a painter has created a beautiful painting, symbolizing the present grace. In front of a door we see Our Lord, knocking and asking to enter. The house where the Good Shepherd wants to enter is our heart. Man can either open the door, that is, cooperate with grace, or leave it closed or even pull the lock, that is, resist grace.

The lawgiver Zalenkus.

Zalenkus, legislator of the Locrians, had established a severe law against adultery: whoever committed this crime was condemned to have his eyes gouged out. The first person to break the law was his own son, and the father’s grief was immense. «I would like, he cried, either not to be a father, or not to be a judge. – Father and son, he added, are one flesh and, so to speak, one person. I therefore ask that one of my eyes be plucked, out of love for my son and that one of my son’s eyes be plucked out of respect for the law.» And so it was done.

The world is astonished at such love. Nevertheless, it is nothing compared to the love that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has for us, for He did not suffer half the punishment, but the whole punishment. To show us His infinite love, He even suffered much more than was necessary to redeem us.

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