Posted by Br Garry Coyte
on 4 November 2019
Listen! I am standing at the door, Knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.
Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock
This icon was inspired by the text of Revelation 3:20 as depicted the familiar painting Christ at Heart's Door by Warner Sallman. Christ's stance and shape denote movement, showing that His arrival is urgent. The door is without a handle. Jesus will not force His way in we must open from the inside and allow Him to enter. The door is quite small, symbolic of the fact that our hearts are also sometimes quite small. Not only does this icon appeal to us to accept Jesus into our lives, but also as an image which is eternal and ever dynamic it reminds us that our lives are in need of constant conversion. Christ continually offers us grace and we must freely choose to accept His gift. This image prompts us to have an open heart that Jesus may enter and transform us from within.
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