A couple of weeks ago, an email came through my inbox with a link to Pope Francis’ pre-conclave remarks. I non-nonchalantly clicked on the link preparing to skim whatever article appeared. I began skimming until I came across Pope Francis’ words that stopped me dead in my tracks:
In Revelation, Jesus says that he is at the door and knocks. Obviously, the text refers to his knocking from the outside in order to enter but I think about the times in which Jesus knocks from within so that we will let him come out. The self-referential Church keeps Jesus Christ within herself and does not let him out.