Pope Francis: “Open Doors”

Pope Francis says:
     “How much good we can do, if only we try to speak this language of hospitality. . . .  This requires open doors, especially the doors of our heart . . . [and] welcoming those who do not think as we do, who do not have faith or who have lost it; welcoming the persecuted, the unemployed; welcoming different cultures. . . welcoming sinners. . . .”
     Why was Christ baptized?  Why did He ask John to give Him a sinner’s baptism, the mark of repentance?  What did Christ have to repent of?
    Christ was baptized in order to identify with sinners.  He came, not to heal the well, but the sick.  He came to serve not the rich of heart, but the poor of heart.  We too, following His example, are called to reach out and love with all our hearts those who are in need of Christ’s saving love.  Christ just might come to them and save them through our love.