OPEN WIDE THE DOORS TO CHRIST

 

OPEN WIDE THE DOORS TO CHRIST

by Gianna Sullivan

Presented to Pope John Paul II in Rome on October 13, 2000

 

Followers of Christ, be the light of Christ.

 

Our words and lives show the secret of the simplicity

of what it means to look at Christ,

the mystery of looking at God by allowing God

to look at us.

 

His dialogue and gaze restore us to the joy

of our original face.

 

Give your hearts, followers of Christ,

and let your hearts be flooded

with the splendor of glory.

 

Our nothingness is so great,

yet our greatest resource. 

 

Encapsulated within us is so great our God Divine,

our icon of love and radiance.

 

Open wide the doors to Christ your hearts, followers.

 

He will lead you into the journey

of deeper mystery and greater clarity.

 

Hold fast to what you hold, followers.

 

Never cease what you have committed to do. 

 

You sustain the members of His Body

who are failing as co-workers of Christ.

 

You will lead them further into the beyond of God.

 

Open wide the doors to Christ.