On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 6, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Many of us are stubborn for the wrong reasons. Why not instead be stubborn about the truth of our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ? And be humbled by the fact that the Holy Spirit has and is still working wonders in our lives and in the lives of those we love. We are merely servants called to witness to the power and glory of God our Father.

By and through our efforts to witness to His love, we are indeed given all that we need. All our prayers are answered all the time. Though we have to accept that some of the time, the answer is no. For He knows what is best for us and in His time. Every now and then we are called to persist and preserve in prayer. And in due time, we will witness again to the wisdom and splendent glory of God’s hand in the lives of His children.

O Heavenly Father thy will be done in our lives. Amen

First reading
Galatians 3:1-5

Are you people in Galatia mad? Has someone put a spell on you, in spite of the plain explanation you have had of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? Let me ask you one question: was it because you practised the Law that you received the Spirit, or because you believed what was preached to you? Are you foolish enough to end in outward observances what you began in the Spirit? Have all the favours you received been wasted? And if this were so, they would most certainly have been wasted. Does God give you the Spirit so freely and work miracles among you because you practise Law, or because you believed what was preached to you?

Gospel
Luke 11:5-13

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him”; and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship’s sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants.
‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

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