I walked around the church where I work today and took pictures of doors. The reason I picked this church is that it is the building where I work -- my comments below are not meant to infer anything about this particular church!
Doors are interesting. We say in the Methodist church that we have "Open Doors." I know that doesn't literally mean that our doors are always open, but I wonder what our doors say about our church. I invite you to walk around your church and think about your doors.
What do your doors say about your church?
Are they symbolic in any way? Are they open, like the gate in the middle of this collage? Are the figurative doors to your church clear glass, offering welcome and openness? Do your doors nurture and care for people, like the one with the portico? Are your doors far away and hard to reach? Do they require warnings, like the one with the cone? Are your figurative doors under a cross? Are our doors only windows where entrances used to be?
What are the "doors" to your church like?
Isn't it time to open our doors so that God can enter? And so that he can bring his children into the church?
Image: Collage created by Picasa. What a cool tool that is!