October 27. The matrics continued their discussion after the debate.  “I don’t think that Luke is very “merciful” in this gospel. If you don’t buy into the values of this Kingdom of God, you’re out in the cold.” “Plus the only way in is through a narrow door. Is that to make it difficult or because only a few would wish to enter?”  Their teacher shared an insight. “I was intrigued when I visited the church in Bethlehem’s Manger Square.  The main entrance is a low and narrow door. I was told it was like that because the big main entrance was bricked up to prevent soldiers on horseback from riding in during the centuries of persecution and even war amongst themselves. Makes one think, would that still be an issue?” Summing up Oscar said, “When it comes to true Christian values, or truly human values, we should work diligently to be able to enter by the narrow door. “

“’Strive to enter by the narrow door, for many will seek to enter and will not be able to.   They will knock and say, “Lord open to us” and he will say, ‘I do not know you.” Luke 13:22-30  Pope Francis:  In the name of human fraternity that embraces all human beings, unites them and renders them equal. In the name of this fraternity torn apart by policies of extremism and division, by systems of unrestrained profit or by hateful ideological tendencies that manipulate the actions and the future of men and women we (members of different faiths) DECLARE the adoption of a culture of dialogue as the path, mutual cooperation as the code of conduct, reciprocal understand as the method and standard.  FT 285. Reflect, share, act and pray.