I was fascinated by John’s interest in door handles. It’s kinda theological. I mean Jesus said in my house there are many rooms. (I’m trying to sound like a cool Canadian). Great. So we arrive at the celestial mansion and go into the huge reception hall. Fabulous. But we are alone although there are doors all around the walls and we can hear people doing all sorts of interesting things in these rooms. Great so far. Now since no-one wants to be alone for eternity we can, because its heaven, open the door and go into any of these rooms and receive a warm welcome and join in the activity. But what if the reception hall is not our personal entry to heaven? Then we arrive and enter the reception hall and push the door closed behind us and hear all these wonderful things going on behind closed doors. And naturally since no one wants to be alone for eternity we want to open a door and join in. But there are no door handles. Now wouldn’t it be useful at this moment in eternity if you knew how to fit door handles? I mean would you rather be stuck 120 fathoms at the bottom of the Atlantic where you can’t hear blissful people enjoying themselves or locked in a room where you can hear eternal bliss on the other side of the door but can’t get in?
I'm with John on this one.
Lucy is an Intern at S Giles, Fr Tomas is is our curate, and Fr David is the vicar. We hope to offer some regular words of encouragement during this difficult time.