When we talk about gated communities, we usually think of rich people who are afraid of burglars and security details to protect their property from those who would take advantage of them. These earthly neighbourhoods have no place for the poor, the most unfortunate and the despised.
In God’s open gate community, those the world trampled upon inhabit the New Jerusalem. The least and the most vulnerable belong in this City. They are in a barrier-free environment face to face with God.
Everyone is welcome in the city with the unlocked doors, but no one will enter if his or her heart is not pure. God welcomes all, but not everyone wants to be there. Even in the New Earth there will be people who are more comfortable in the dark.