Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me. … – Revelation 3:20 and 22
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Behind the initial warm-fuzzy response – after all, we see Jesus standing there, not just any beggar – there’s the honest slam-the-door-in-their-face reaction. What gall! He’s practically begging. A Buddhist monk, perchance? As if we have any food worthy of offering.
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And then was the Time of his Love, even when he stood at the Door of our Hearts and knock’d, that he might be entertained by us. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)