Serving the Word: 2nd March


Matthew 7, 7-12:


“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you; for everyone who asks receives, those who seek find, and to those who knock it will be opened.”


I was struck by these words in today’s Gospel. Jesus says this after insisting on constant and untiring prayer.

He knows that we often do not know how to pray and we need the sure guidance of the Holy Spirit. He teaches us the exact pedagogy to learn to pray and to ask. Because our prayers and petitions are often childish. And our Father God does not grant whims and does not spoil his children.

Prayer should make us more aware of God’s role in our lives and of what we are called to do.

If we ask the Father with constancy and insistence to give us the Holy Spirit, this same Spirit will guide us and teach us how to pray while at the same time guiding our steps and our actions.

He will also rectify our mind, order our heart and direct our steps.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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