Published On: July 24th, 2022Categories: Daily Reflections
2604, 2022

Familiarity with the Lord

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ("Familiarity with the Lord") The disciples were fishermen: indeed, Jesus had called them when [...]

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gn. 18:20-32 | Ps. 138:1-3, 6-8 | Col. 2:12-14 | Lk. 11:1-13

Today, the Gospel teaches us about prayer.  One of the disciples asks Jesus how to pray.  Jesus, first teaches them the Our Father which if we meditated on it would call us to conversion.  Then Jesus teaches us about perseverance in prayer through another story.  Finally Jesus reminds us that we must ask for gifts if we want them and to seek for what we need.  God will give us what is good for us and we must believe and trust God for that.  Just as a parent does not give something harmful to the children, neither will God give us something harmful or evil.  Our trust must be complete and we must remember that God has already given us one of the greatest gift, the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit will teach us what to do and how to respond.

What is the quality of you trust in God?  Do you ask for things from God believing that God wants you to be able to be all you can be?  Do you ask for unnecessary things?  Take time to ask Jesus to help you live in, with, and through the Holy Spirit.  Place your complete trust in Jesus.

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