Sometimes it seems that the wicked prosper. This has been going on for time immemorial. It comes up in today’s first reading from Malachi 3. Though it may seem that way now, in the end it will not be so. Read about what God has to say.
In the Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus tells a story about persistence. He then goes on to to say, “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” He finishes with this: “If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
This begs a question: Are you asking the Father for the Holy Spirit? You should be. Rest assured that when you do, and you are truly open, God will oblige. Each Sunday before giving his homily, my pastor has us join in a prayer asking for the Holy Spirit. I think it is appropriate to end today’s reflection with that prayer. Make it part of your daily routine and see what God will do.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh upon us. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh upon us. Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us; Spirit of the living God, fall afresh upon us. Amen.
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