We cross them every day.
From room to room,
from outside to inside,
and back again,
from here to there,
from anywhere to everywhere,
from age to age.

Each threshold offers an opportunity
for change, for renewal, for transformation,
from what we were and what we are
to what we can be.

In this hour and in this place,
we cross a threshold from
our day-to-day everydayness into
space and time attuned to the other,
to the sacred, to the holy,
into an awareness of new life
pregnant with possibilities.

How will we be renewed in this moment?
How will we be changed by this hour?
How will we be transformed through this
gathering of beloved community?

Come, you longing, thirsty souls!
Come, let us worship together!

A stark angular doorway in a bright orange wall.

Open Up the Doors

By Lindasusan Ulrich

From WorshipWeb

Open up the doors Push on looming wooden arches embroidered with ironwork Brace shoulders against the weight of history unmoved Slough off the musty smell of unused joy and stored up sorrow Knock rust off the hinges if you have to And let your breath precede you inside Open the doors more Make ro...

Open Up the Doors