Eleventh Thursday in Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 11th Thursday of Ordinary Time June 20, 2019 WORD of the DAY In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven… (Matthew 6: 7-9) How shall I live this Word? Praying is being myself, finite and open to infinity. Prayer is not made of many words that do not communicate anything. Praying means abiding in God. He is at our door and asks us to come in and dine with us. He knocks insistently. It is up to us to open because the bolt is on our side. He awaits our response as a Father and listens to our requests, which He already knows. He even suggests the words, the meaning of our invocation. It is turning to the Father that Jesus taught us. It is calling God “our Father” in a chorus of brothers and sisters who together feel they are His children and thus can overcome the fatigue and at times, the fear of...