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February 25, 2021

Mt 7: 7-12

“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 bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Trust that God wants to hear us

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

What a wonderful reminder that God is here to listen to our innermost desires.  Despite this, I often find myself reluctant to share with him. I think, who am I to ask God for what I need given the fact that there is a global pandemic? Or, how can I share what I yearn for when there are many on the margins who need his love?  

This reading reminds us to create an open dialogue with God. He wants to know about the exterior things that we are passionate about in our world that need our prayers, but also the interior things we are trying to grapple with as we work our way towards his kingdom.

This week I challenge us to genuinely ask God for what we need and trust that he wants to hear it. 

—Sheila Walsh is a math teacher and alum of  Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL. 

 

Prayer

“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22

 May each one of us continue to have faith and trust that God is here to listen to our innermost desires. May we feel called to share with God throughout this season of Lent so that we can ask for what we need, seek ways to grow, and knock on different opportunities to become better Catholics. Amen.

—Sheila Walsh


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February 25, 2021

Mt 7: 7-12

“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 bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Trust that God wants to hear us

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

What a wonderful reminder that God is here to listen to our innermost desires.  Despite this, I often find myself reluctant to share with him. I think, who am I to ask God for what I need given the fact that there is a global pandemic? Or, how can I share what I yearn for when there are many on the margins who need his love?  

This reading reminds us to create an open dialogue with God. He wants to know about the exterior things that we are passionate about in our world that need our prayers, but also the interior things we are trying to grapple with as we work our way towards his kingdom.

This week I challenge us to genuinely ask God for what we need and trust that he wants to hear it. 

—Sheila Walsh is a math teacher and alum of  Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL. 

 

Prayer

“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22

 May each one of us continue to have faith and trust that God is here to listen to our innermost desires. May we feel called to share with God throughout this season of Lent so that we can ask for what we need, seek ways to grow, and knock on different opportunities to become better Catholics. Amen.

—Sheila Walsh


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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