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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 21, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Is there anything greater than prayer where there is a meeting of hearts between men, women and their one eternal God?

What is our prayer? Do our prayers flow from our lips to God’s ear? Does God speak to us when we pray? Do we even listen? Are our prayers ordered to the will of God our Father?

When we pray for things that will nourish us and give us life or give life to others? Will He not answer? When we pray for things that are bad or harmful to us or in our limited vision may destroy the fabric of love in our lives, do we expect Him to fulfill them?

If  we are not fair in our dealings and that which is honest, lovely and of good report among men, can we expect to receive good things from God?

Our asking, our prayers should be rooted in love, to be followed by action hence the knocking on the door which we have put up by our sins.  Our desire for God, our seeking Him out, to be transformed, to be changed, to live and to love; We will surely find Him there waiting to embrace us!

GOSPEL Matthew 7:7–12

7 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! 12 So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.