Gleanings: Invited Into God’s Heart

John Tauler (1300-1361) comments on John 10:1-10 in his Sermon 27, giving us this beautiful picture of Christ’s ministry…

Our Lord says he is the door of the sheepfold. Now what is this sheepfold, the pen into which Christ is the door? It is the Father’s heart, into which and of which Christ, who has unsealed and opened for us.  O with what love and goodness he opens the door of the Father’s heart to us and grants us access unceasingly to the hidden treasure, the inmost dwelling places and all the wealth of this house! No one could imagine or comprehend how welcoming God is, always ready to receive, yes, longing and thirsting to do so, and how he precedes us at every moment and each hour.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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