I went to my father, my father did not want me,
I went to my mother, my mother did not want me.
Do you want me?
(Mother Teresa, "Reaching out in Love")
A little girl knocked on Mother Teresa’s door at midnight and asked her the above question.
This is the miracle of Christianity, as the Lord told to his disciples: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and
the door will be opened to you” (Matt.7:7).
But the miracle does not stop here; it becomes an even bigger miracle when it is wrapped up in the rush of daily life. Sometimes
when we are carried away by mundane worries, we cannot summon up enough faith to seek something we can not see. Sometimes we
do not find time to walk to the invisible door and knock on it; at other times we do not find humility for asking the right question.
This is where the biggest miracle begins. This is when God with extreme humility comes to our doors and asks the ultimate question:
“Do you want me?”
Each Christian in the world has found the courage sometime in his or her life to answer God’s call, has opened the door of his or her
heart to that knocking stranger.
By opening our hearts to God and others, we become a door to heaven ourselves and many stand at that door knocking and seeking
for a comforting answer.
Christianity is not an abstract ideology. It is not an intellectual exercise. Most of all, it is not a scientific experiment with measurable
results, so the answer to the seeker’s question is not always a philosophical explanation or theological statement.
Perhaps this is why our Lord warned his friends saying, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
heaven...” (Mat. 7-21) and St. Paul confirms it in his letter to the Romans saying, “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel”
Israel was chosen by God from its very roots. This was a unique experience in the history of humanity. God chose Abraham and
raised a nation for himself for the salvation of all nations. God chose him, gave him a son at his old age, multiplied his generations,
led them through the desert to the promised land, gave them judges to teach them righteousness, gave them kings to protect them
from pagan invasions, gave them prophets to show them his ways and at last sent His only begotten Son to walk among them and
knock upon the door of their hearts. He walked on earth and asked the big question for the ears of the whole world:
"Do you want me?"
That is the question of questions that God whispers in the ears of our hearts in every moment of our life, seeking for a wonderful
answer. An answer that was proclaimed over two millennia ago for the salvation of our souls.
"I am the Lord's servant, may it be to me as you have said." Luke 1:38