When our doorbell rings, we go see who is at the door. In Eastern tradition, friends and relatives can come visit without prior notice. Imagine what a joyous surprise this is when the visitor is a friend you have not seen in a long time!
Today’s liturgy reminds us of coming back home. Our God is tender and compassionate; gathering his lambs, carrying them with him. We tend to go astray, distancing ourselves from God, traditions, friends, our brothers and sisters. This is where we hear our doorbell ringing. At the door is Jesus, in search of us. He wants to enter our home and spend some time with us.
Who will be visiting you this season? Are you ready to answer the door?
During this time of Advent, let us open the door of our hearts to the guest who rings our doorbell every day.
About Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, C.S.C.
Father Jomon is a Holy Cross priest who hails from Kerala, India, and is a member of the North East Province of Holy Cross in India. After undergraduate studies in India he moved to Paris, France to study Theology and to work for several years in pastoral ministry. After 7 years in France, he was assigned to Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. While there, he served in pastoral ministry and studied for a Ph.D. at the University of Montreal. He earned his doctoral degree September 2018. For the past four years he has been in charge of Pastoral Ministry at the Oratory. He has most recently joined Holy Cross Family Ministries as the National Director of Family Rosary. Father Jomon enjoys playing, basketball, badmitton, and is ready for a game of table tennis anytime!