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Behind the Lamb the eye is drawn to the "DOOR OF LIGHT" which leads to the Father of the light. It is framed by the same stone used to fashion the Lamb, and its width corresponds precisely to the width of the figure of the Lamb, for it is said: I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture(Jn 10:9).
The door opens up onto a passage-way, the width of which is such that one person at a time is able to pass through it. Each person must, in fact, decide to cross its threshold freely, with joy and responsibility. The important thing is to place one's life in the hands of the Shepherd, and die to oneself. Through Him, then, one enters into the new life with the Father.
244No one who denies the San has the Father. He who professes his faith in the San has the Father also. As for you: let what you heard from the beginning abide in you: let what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the San and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us: eternal life. (1Jn 2:23-25)
On the subject of sheep Jesus says: I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one. (Jn 10:27-30)
Whoever offers his life totally to Jesus as an offering of love, hands over his own freedom to the Saviour so that He might loosen it from the power of Satan and from all his works. Satan cannot tempt one' s freedom any more than what God will permit, for the Truthful One de­fends it.
The Lord reigns in the soul of a person who has offered himself; He awakens it, and brings it back to new life. In this soul the Lord abides and acts, that also others might be delivered. In this way, God triumphs both within and through a soul who has offered itself,to destroy the works of the devil (1 Jn 3:8). As soon as a soul has truly surrendered itself to the Saviour, it is able to perceive how graces arrive immediately.
To enter into the house of the Father one must pass through theTUNNEL together with the Lamb. This means to die to oneself. Whoever dies to himself - as Mary and the apostles did - walks I in the light of the faith, and of hope and love, I even when he is to pass through the valley of death (cf. Ps 23). This soul is led by the Holy Spirit and is preceded by the Shepherd who leads it to the Father. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. (Jn 10:4)
Mary is the perfect disciple of the Lord; she gave heed to His voice, and with Him she entered into the Father's glory. The Blessed Virgin understood the way because she offered everything to God. She offered her Son, her life and her children all. That is why the Holy Spirit was able to guide her life.
In Mary and with Mary we go onwards, singing a new song: Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed. (Rev 15:3-4)