Heart with a door and ladder

Want God to Open the Door of Heaven? Do This One Thing | #939

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 21st Sunday (C) The door to the Father’s house is open for you… but it won’t be open forever. Jesus wants you to get moving now before it’s too late. Because we don’t want to find ourselves standing before the gates of heaven begging to be let in, and hear Jesus say to us, “I stood and knocked at the door of your heart for your entire life. I can’t open the Kingdom to you because you never opened your heart to me.”

I don’t want you to miss an opportunity to accept Jesus. So today at Mass we are going to have an Altar Call. If you want Jesus to be the Lord of your Life, and to sit on the throne of your heart, then come forward. Did you know that there is an Altar Call at every single Catholic Mass? We call it, “Communion.” As you come forward you are asked: Do you believe that Jesus is willing to put Himself in your hands? Are you willing to put your life in His hands? If you are, then say AMEN.

(25 Aug 2019)

Going Deeper: This homily was partly inspired by Mac and Katherine’s podcast Catholic in a Small Town, CST #509: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood beginning at 1 hour and 3 minutes into the show.

Image Credit | Powered by Patrons | As I prepared this homily, the song O Come to the Altar by Elevation Worship kept running through my mind.