The painter had finished his painting which presented Jesus standing in front of a door. He called his friends to hear their opinions. They all admired the painting, the beauty and gentleness reflected on the face of Jesus, his solemn attitude in front of the dark door.
All of them were delighted and had only words of praise, but all of a sudden one of them said:
“Maestro, it seems to me that something is missing from the door.” “It has no handle.” “How could someone get in?”
The painter answered:
“The door where Jesus knocks it opens only from the inside.”