Thursday 25 October 2018

About Today Readings

Ephesians 3:14-21. Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19. Luke 12:49-53.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord – Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19.

‘Kneeling before the Father, I pray that you are filled with the utter fullness of God.’

St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is at once a hymn of praise of God’s saving design for us all and a prayer that that design be realised by us in the present.

It helps to recall that all our praying, like everything that is good, begins with God. If praying is conversation with God, it is God who speaks first. We do not have to wake a sleeping God or call the attention to a God indifferent to us. At all times and in various ways God wishes to draw us closer to himself.

Praying is taking notice of God and acting accordingly.

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