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‘I stand at the door and knock’

Mourners react near coffins of victims who died in a migrant shipwreck, in Crotone, Italy March 1, ...
03 March 2023
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Rev 3:20). Once upon a time there was a house in the middle of a beautiful lush valley. It was surrounded by desert, but that valley was truly beautiful and luscious. The house was beautiful too, big, with many rooms, a well for water and a fireplace with which to keep warm throughout the winter. As time passed, things changed. Some of the dwellers of the house left, some of the children went abroad, while others simply died without having had children of their own. The rooms became empty, and only two people were left living in the house. They stayed there, inside, and stopped going outside. They no longer had lunch at the large table in the dining room but ate their meals in the kitchen in a ...

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