Gospel: Mt 7:7-12
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. Is there a man among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or would hand him a snake when he asked for a fish? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
‘So always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that is the meaning of the Law and the Prophets.’
Jesus reaffirms us of the love that our Father has for us; a love that extends beyond our human understanding and capacity, and from which pours out every grace and blessing we will need to face all the trials and challenges of each day. Jesus also taught us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer, ‘Give us today our daily bread’. Jesus did not guarantee that every prayer will be answered but that our Father will give us all things good.
In life’s difficult and painful experiences, do you trust in God’s infinite love for you and rely on Him to see you through?