Why CHRIST Calls: the Open Door Community and Catholic Workers

“During their three years in Greenville, Rob and Carolyn were increasingly frustrated by
the attitude of people within the local church. Rob relates that he and Carolyn kept
“finding ourselves the token do-gooders paid by the church to do this social work.” The
people of the church did not want to be personally involved with the poor. They were
satisfied to give money so that others could “manage” those problems. This approach
kept them distant from the poor. The best thing to do with the poor was to leave them in
the hands of experts, such as Rob and Carolyn were perceived to be, and mind one’s own business. The poor were objects of charity rather than persons who in justice should be enabled to fully participate in the life of the community. This attitude stood in direct opposition to Rob and Carolyn’s convictions formed by the new left critique and their Christian faith. They saw personal involvement with the poor and systemic change as inseparable components of Christian life and social action. The Christian faith led to
charity for those in need, but it also demanded work to end the injustice which caused
need. To separate charity and justice, the private and the public, seemed Biblically and
morally incoherent.”

Above excerpt from: Christ Comes in the Stranger’s Guise: A History of the Open Door Community [link below]

by Peter Gathje, 1991

This original history of the Open Door highlights the beginnings and early years in the life of the community. Writing from his experience as a volunteer with the Open Door for three years, Pete Gathje gives a sense of the people and places that have built and shaped the Open Door.




I encourage you to read the above ebook on the homeless and what one community organization did and does that models itself after the disciples of CHRIST as well as the parent organization behind it. While I may not agree with all they believe in or do [I have not agreed with any organization/denomination 100%, so far] it looks like they accomplish a great deal of good per what YAHSHUA/JESUS asked of us. It helps give one a different perspective, such as, how do you think you would feel begging for what should be everyone’s basic rights/needs as a human being [shelter, food, clothes, phone – communication, bus – transportation, work, etc]? I know some about this because I have been living it.

Another question it provokes is, how close are churches and their congregations to walking in CHRIST’S shoes and do they realize they will be accountable one day to the KING HIMSELF for all actions? “What we do for the least of these we do for HIM” as well as “what we do not do for the least of these we do not do for HIM” are both in Scripture [Matthew/Mattityahu 25:31-46] and HE obviously takes it that personally!

YAHSHUA/JESUS told us to get involved personally by doing HIS work: feed the hungry, give drink to the poor, give clothes to the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, give hospitality to strangers, throw a banquet for the poor/sick/lame, help the widow and orphan, sell possessions to help the poor and follow HIM, do unto others as you would have done to you. If we do not do this personally then we do not know or understand the true meaning of HIS words. Giving is easy but getting involved is a different matter and can be life changing!

Only ELOHIM/GOD knows who HE will be using for the changes HE wants to enact in HIS Will and Desire. May this information help move you into action to do more of HIS Will and Desire! Please pass this onto whomever you feel led.


I AM the…

John 10:9

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

[please check back as this study is a work in progress and will continually be updated with new information]

DOOR – John/Yochanan 10:7, 9:  Lexicon :: Strong’s G2374 – thyra

  1. a door

    1. the vestibule

    2. used of any opening like a door, an entrance, way or passage into

    3. in a parable or metaphor

      1. the door through which sheep go in and out, the name of him who brings salvation to those who follow his guidance

      2. “an open door” is used of the opportunity of doing something
      3. the door of the kingdom of heaven (likened to a palace) denotes the conditions which must be complied with in order to be received into the kingdom of God

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G2374&t=KJV Continue reading

Dream: a huge growing mountain and water engulfing many!

Around 2 weeks ago, give or take a few days, I dreamed about a large mountain that started sprouting up maybe half way around the world from where I was as I was looking across the sea. The mountain was large and stopped growing but then it started growing again and it looked like it doubled in size. It was huge! I saw people living their daily lives as if there was no change but they were literally underwater because of this mountain and they did not recognize that they were underwater – meaning they were in trouble and they did not know it! Reminds me of the people during the time of Noah. They laughed at him and thought all was good until the rains came. So this big mountain is causing a big problem for these people but they do not recognize it, yet.

I do not understand fully what this dream means yet but I believe the “underwater” to be a figurative meaning mainly. The people could not tell that anything had changed around them yet the change was so radical and obviously affected them so that I felt it was impossible not to see it. It is also possible there may be a literal “underwater” meaning as well for some.

Will post more if something else comes to me.

http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2015/04/dire-message-to-christians-just-released-from-perry-stone-major-warnings-about-whats-ahead-repeated-visions-of-a-tsunami-in-america-and-2468296.html  [Interesting dream about a tsunami hitting a coastal city in the USA and the twin towers rising up out of the water. Felt there was a similarity to the dream I had.]

Hos 7:9

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

Dream: What if Rodan showed up? Are we in the time of evil beasts?

Ezekiel [Yechezk’el] 14:21 – For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome [evil/wild] beast, and the pestilence [plague], to cut off from it man and beast?

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H7451&t=KJV [this is the definition of the ancient word “ra’ ” behind our word “noisome/evil/wild” from the verse above]

What would we do if something like the monster from the movie “Rodan” showed up here in America or elsewhere around the world? Or something like an armor plated box on telescoping legs? I had a strange dream about a creature that looked like the previous sentence then I saw/heard the name “Rodan”. Maybe ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] will have mercy and will send a baby first. Maybe HE will be less merciful and send the parent if we do not repent!


This happened last year 6/2014. “Swarms of giant moths have descended on Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.” ELOHIM is tired of us focusing on worldly things and not on HIM! Do you love football more than HIM? What has your spouse done to get you away from a football game? What do you think ELOHIM/GOD would do?


ELOHIM/GOD loves us and is trying to get our attention before it is too late!!! Seek HIM and ask HIM how HE is doing and work on your relationship! HE is more important than anything in this world, so please consider this if you do not believe it or are treating HIM poorly! Thank YOU our BELOVED FATHER in Heaven for YOUR mercy, graciousness, guidance, compassion, long-suffering and everything YOU, JOSHUA/JESUS/YAHSHUA and HIS LIVING WATER/the HOLY SPIRIT are doing to get our attention in these days like the days of NOACH/NOAH! May we turn and repent, may we understand, before it is too late! Thank YOU so very much for all the chances YOU are giving us because we do not know or understand and are being destroyed for lack of knowledge as it says in the book of Hoshea/Hosea! Bless YOU for the blessing of YOU and JESUS/JOSHUA and the HOLY SPIRIT!!! In the Beloved NAME of YOUR SON, JOSHUA our MESSIAH and YHWH/JESUS CHRIST the LORD! AMEN!!!

[“JOSHUA” is JESUS’S Hebrew name directly translated into English instead of transliterated into Greek and then from Greek to English which is how we got the name “JESUS”.]