Weekend Reflections for 7/26/19
"Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." If only it were so easy! These words of Jesus presume that we are praying in the Holy Spirit and not out of our own personal desires that may not jive with God's desires.
The Holy Spirit conforms our heart to the heart of Christ, such that the deeper desires we find welling up within are but a cry of the Holy Spirit from within our temple to the Father.
And the Father never refuses that cry of the Holy Spirit. There may be a time lapse between the request and the receiving, to strengthen our spiritual muscles, and to remind us what a gift the favor is. But such a prayer will always be heard and answered!
May we learn how to pray with the simplicity of the Holy Spirit.
-Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ