ASK SEEK KNOCK

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 25, 2021  First Thursday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asked for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asked for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.  This is the law and the prophets.”                                    (Matthew 7: 7 – 12) How shall I live this Word?   “Ask”, “seek”, “knock”… Three indispensable and decisive actions in our life of faith. These are the attitudes to have towards the Lord. They indicate full awareness, maturation of desire that becomes action, insistence almost to the point of stubbornness. If only one of these pieces...

With Jesus, with His Church

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 22, 2021  First Monday of Lent WORD of the DAY  When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”      (Matthew 16: 13 – 19) How shall I live this Word?   Neither the skill or privilege of Peter are at the heart of today’s good news,...