“I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. ‘And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’” (LK 11: 8-10)
Our Lord teaches us to be persistent: “ask and you will receive, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” God doesn’t need to be informed, but we need to be with Him in constant relationship. Like people in love are never tired of repeating how much they love each other, or like children and parents who repeat it without end. When we “ask and seek or knock,” we show to Our Lord that we totally depend on Him–that we can’t live without Him.
“Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son” (Gospel Acclamation)
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