Oh, you can keep it safe - behind those walls your heart will be hard and incapable of being moved.
But Jesus did not give himself up for us to be careful of unhappiness.
We must throw ourselves open. You are going to be hurt, I can promise you that.
But we must simply accept the hurt because he chooses this way for us, as he chose it for his servant Jesus.
I make this urgent plea for us in this parish and to all parishes. You are at the threshold of knowing each other, 7.45, 9, 10 and 10.30 - now we must begin to really love each other so that we can build up a real community, a community that will reveal the heart of Christ to those around us. Not a superficial community, that skates along the surface of life always smiling and saying nice things. But a community where people really know each other and accept each other. With our joys and sorrows, strengths and weaknesses.