LOOK UP TO HEAVEN FOR YOUR OPEN DOOR (cf. Rev 4:1)
⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (21 Nov. 2018 – Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
📖Rev 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R. Rev 4:8b); Luke 19:11-28
Child of God, I pray for you this morning, that as you continue to wade through the material and spiritual challenges of this present life, may the heavens open to grant you all the help you need and also lead you to see God face to face in the end. Amen.
Indeed, life may not be very easy to live in, but looking up to heaven can offer us some respite. Remember that the Book of Revelation was written to a people also passing through difficult moments. The vision of John in Rev 4:1-11 begins with an open door of revelation of beautiful heavenly realities. Previously, we had seen another open door granted to the Church in Philadelphia (Rev 3:8), that is an open door of opportunity.
Whichever way the open door comes, it definitely leads to greatness and beautiful experience in God who is shown as having dominion over all.
But notice that there is no dull moment with God. In that vision of John, all the beings mentioned used their talents to praise and worship God. To be part of that angelic worship, we must use wisely all our God-given talents and gifts to bear good fruits in this life because productivity is the key that opens the door for us (see Luke 19:11-28).
The Blessed Virgin Mary was always looking out for faces in need to help (cf. Luke 1: ; John 2:3-5). So, as we celebrate her Presentation today, we, who have also been baptised and presented to God, are called to move away from being nominal Christians to active disciples, who bear true witness to the Gospel of Christ by our lives and work.
May God grant you the grace of being productive with what he has given you and also open doors for more gifts and blessings to you in this life and eternal life in the next. Amen.
Have a miraculous day spent in better knowledge of God. Peace be with you.