The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.--Psalm 105:8
Mass readings: Galatians 3:22-29 / Luke 11:27-28
The United States is an immigrant nation but newcomers in the past and unfortunately even today are often not welcome. In 1924 many unfounded fears led to the ''National Origins Act'' which basically shut the door to European immigrants. Today there's national debate concerning whether America will again close its doors.
Jesus held an open-door policy. As He says ''Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.'' We must take Jesus' lead and not personally exclude others. Too often we're exclusive in attitudes, actions and even words. Jesus, on the other hand, always reached out to others, especially those rejected by society. We need to exercise the faith of which St. Paul speaks and be open to all who grace our life today.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me a heart that's open to all those in need.