Have I mentioned that my garden is enclosed within walls? It is my sanctuary, my cloister, my retreat. Yet, it is not completely hidden. There is an opening with a blue gate that allows family and friends to enter, and allows me to go out into the world, hopefully to share the beauty I have experienced with God in the garden. Yesterday at Mass in the Gospel reading, Jesus said: “I am the gate for the sheep … whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.” (Jn 10:7,9) Christ is the Beautiful Gate. My garden gate is only a reflection.