Thursday 14 March 2019

About Today Readings

Esther 4:17. Psalm 137(138):1-3, 7-8. Matthew 7:7-12

Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me – Psalm 137(138):1-3, 7-8. 

‘Everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.’

Today’s readings have a consoling theme, assuring us that when we turn to God for help our pleas are always heard. There’s also a deeper message. Jesus knows parents would never give their children something that is harmful. He reminds us, though, that while we aren’t perfect our heavenly Father loves us with an extravagant love, and knows what we need.

The world encourages us to satisfy all our needs. But Jesus’ way is different. He taught his disciples to live simply rather than store up riches, and constantly encouraged them to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves.

Today let us sit quietly before God and look deeply into our hearts to discern if what we want is really what we need.

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