WE NEED TO TOTALLY TRUST JESUS
'There are a number of lessons from today’s reading. The first is that there is a need for total trust and confidence that Jesus really does care for us, in spite of indications to the contrary.
‘There is also the need for us to persist in prayer. We must realize that this does not always result in getting what we have asked for. It helps us to see more clearly what God wants for us and what really is best for us. What we need most is not the carrying out of our own wishes but having the peace and security that can only come from our being in total harmony with God’s will for us, so that his will and mine are identical. I want what he wants.
‘Thirdly, today’s Gospel is an affirmation that God’s love and mercy are extended to all who call on him in faith and trust, no matter who they are or where they are.’
-- From a reflection on the Gospel by the Irish Jesuits, at Living Space (a part of A Sacred Space)