The One Who Stands at the Door of Our Hearts (Mon. May 31)

The word of the day is “open.”  At times of excitement as well as  distress, we often fail to focus on the most important thing of all, our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Today in our reading of Acts 12:12-17, we find Peter knocking on the door of the  house where the believers are keeping a prayer vigil for him.  He has been miraculously released from prison and has made his way to where the faithful have gathered.   Luke reports, “He came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying (OSB 12). A girl answers the door and recognizes Peter’s voice.  She is so excited that she runs to tell…