Saturday, July 24, 2010
Ask and you will receive...
The Gospel for this Sunday is one that makes us reflect on what we ask for:
"Jesus said to the disciples, "So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
Do we really believe what Jesus tells us? Sometimes we pray so hard for something and we do not seem to have God's ear or their seems to be no response. Yet Jesus is telling us to ask, to search, to knock, and that we will receive what we ask for, we will find what we are searching for, and we will have the door opened. I think we need to know that God loves us so much that He is always wanting to help us but we sometimes do not know what we really are asking for and need to keep on looking and knocking until our deepest desires are fulfilled.
Receiving the Holy Spirit is the greatest gift. Let us remember to thank for this gift and trust God to answer our requests for lesser gifts.