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Seventeenth Sunday of the Year             Year C Psalter 2                                   24th July 2016       

                                                                                      

                                                                                                              


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A Conversation ....

 

 

Today we have the wonderful picture of Abraham in conversation with God.  He is asking God to be merciful.  He is pleading on behalf of his fellow man and God listens to him.


'Ask and it will be given to you,' says Jesus in today's Gospel from St Luke.  'The one who asks always receives, the one who searches always finds, the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him,' he continues.  Do not be afraid to come to God and talk to him, but having a conversation mans listening as well.  Listening involves stillness, quietness and concentration, and that means giving ourselves time, sitting down in God's presence and staying there awhile.


It is one of the reasons for the Thursday Holy Hour, the Saturday mornings when the church is open and the new grotto.  Although prayer is not limited to the church building, it does offer us the opportunity to 'come away' from the things that will intrude into prayer time at home and cause distractions.


Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come .... May I be so bold as to ask ....





 


   

 



Let nothing trouble you

let nothing frighten you

everything passes,

God never changes

patience obtains all

whoever has God wants for nothing

God alone is sufficient.

                                                  

                                                       St Teresa of Auila

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