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*** Reflection ***
As we gather today for our weekly time of worship together, we will hear much about prayer in the readings that are proclaimed in our midst. Have we come prepared today? What has our prayer been like during the rest of the week? Perhaps today we can resolve to deepen our relationship with God through more frequent communication. Let us pray for the grace to do so.
Relearning to trust
Luke and Matthew have gathered in their respective Gospels some of Jesus’ words that without doubt remain deeply engraved in the minds of his closest followers. They easily could have been words that were used while Jesus moved about with his disciples through the Galilean villages, asking for something to eat, seeking friendly faces, or knocking at a neighbor’s door. They probably didn’t always receive the answer they wanted, but Jesus doesn’t give up. His trust in the Father is absolute. His followers should learn to trust as he does:
«So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you». Jesus knows what he’s saying since such is his experience: «everyone who asks, receives; everyone who seeks, finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened»
If there’s something that we need to relearn about Jesus in these times of crisis and confusion in his Church, is trust. Not as a naïve attitude of someone sitting around waiting for better times. Even less so a passive and irresponsible posture, but rather a more evangelical and prophetic behavior of following Jesus the Christ right here and right now. In fact, though his three invitations point toward the same basic attitude of trust in God, his language suggests diverse nuances.
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