Access is an interesting term. It suggests that there may be an option as to what we do. It would almost seem to have an element of exclusiveness. In a prior role, I was given access to difference systems that would allow me to research inquires, make changes, or correct errors. A big part of the role was to determine if the change or correction was appropriate. I had to make the choice whether to access the systems and make changes that were needed for the situation.
When we access something, we have chosen to enter. Sometimes we might feel that even when we do enter, we do not belong. Maybe we think there is certainly a mistake, and that we ought to leave. In today’s short reading, we learn we have access to God’s grace. Should I use that access or not? At times we might wonder if we are worthy of that grace. Maybe there is a mistake - this access was meant for someone else. As we enter into Holy Week we possibly think, am I worthy of all that is going to occur? In short, yes, we are worthy. God’s desire to be in relationship with us is overwhelming. That is the gift of grace - a gift larger than one can imagine being given to us. You have been given access. It is yours to enter into.