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Those who have had a near-death experience speak about passing through a tunnel having a great light at the end. Actually, these are “near-life” experiences.
Jesus is the door. As you approach Jesus in faith, you are having such a near-life experience. Pass through the door, which is Jesus, and rest with the Good Shepherd.
Do not be satisfied with merely a near-death experience of self, but rather a whole-death one. Lift your heart into the open doorway of the side of Jesus. His heart waits to receive you as the bridegroom of your soul. Return often during the day to the image of Jesus as your Good Shepherd.
What are these?
Hearing now the Shepherd’s voice v. 3
Safe when entering the Gate v. 9
Good Shepherd dies for the sheep. v. 11
One day, one flock, one Shepherd v. 16
This is the Sixth in Easter, Year A.
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