Divine Mercy Minutes with Jesus is a pocket-sized devotional featuring key passages of Jesus' own words to St. Faustina, following themes such as trust, deeds of mercy, and ... Read more
By Fr. Joseph, MIC (Mar 5, 2009)
Readings: Esther C: 12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Mt 7:7
Little children, at times, can truly be the best examples of how we are to live out our faith. Have you ever witnessed a 6-year-old in the aisles of a toy store? Or a 10-year-old as he enters the gates of an amusement park on a sparkling summer day? For both of these children, the world is at their fingertips, and they'll undoubtedly seek to make the most they can out of their day. We know that they are brimming with excitement, and will not be timid in making all of their wishes known to Mom and Dad.
Even though our younger years may be well behind us, God still asks us to maintain a childlike faith in Him. Life can certainly be burdensome as we juggle the multitude of tasks and responsibilities associated with work and our state in life. All too often we become overwhelmed and overburdened. We easily forget to do the three basic actions described in today's Gospel reading:
Ask — Don't hesitate to call out to your Father in heaven. Children are the best "askers." Cry out to Him and ask for His help. There's no job too big for Him.
Seek — Be careful not to let complacency or self-pity keep you stuck in whatever may be weighing you down. It has been said that "wise men still seek Him."
Knock — There are 24 hours in a day. Take just 30 minutes out of these 24 hours, and open the door of a church or adoration chapel. Jesus is waiting for you to spend time with Him.
Lord Jesus, help me to be more childlike in my faith and to entrust everything to You! I want to rely on You every day by asking, by seeking, and by knocking. Amen.