Reflection of the Word of God, Sunday July 24th, 2022
Gn 18, 20-32;
Col 2, 12-14;
Lk 11, 1-13
Prayer is, above all, listening. Prayer is listening and meeting with God. Daily problems, then, become calls from God to listen and find who is before us. Then, it can also be a dialogue where we can express our desires and needs, as Abraham does in the first reading. God listens patiently and grants that he will spare the entire city for the few righteous who are in it.
Jesus Christ has been sent by God to offer salvation to all. This is the message that Saint Paul conveys to us in the second reading: “And even when you were dead in transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he brought you to life along with him, having forgiven us all our transgressions”
In the Our Father Jesus introduces us to his prayer; he invites us to pray with great confidence to the Father. We can be sure that, if we learn from Jesus to pray as he should, no prayer will be ignored, the heavenly Father always listens to us, and he will not fail to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.