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«Davanti alla Porta Santa», article published in Tertium Millennium, publication of the Central Committee for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, Rome (February 1, 2000)

The Holy Door is Jesus Christ: “I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (Jn 10:9). The Jubilee Year places us before that door, before the Son of God made man, so that man can become a child of God. This door is not an escape hatch, but the only entrance to a new life, strengthened by the good pasture of the Word of Christ and his own Body, our nourishment in the Eucharist.

Let us rejoice, because we have all been invited; let us knock at this door (Lk 11:9), which opens to those who repent of their sins. He does not reject anyone. God’s mercy invites every man and woman in the world: come, approach the light and the love of Jesus Christ and you will be the new creature that you desire in the depths of your soul. Don’t put off your conversion a moment longer. Abandon your old life and step through the door of hope.

Romana, No. 30, January-June 2000, pag. 0.