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Asking Wrongly

Asking Wrongly

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Asking Wrongly

“They avoid what is difficult, and as the years go on, their soul becomes grey and covered with dust. Woe to them, because through example they influence others.” (Jesus) (December 22, 1963)

Today’s Readings: You do not possess because you do not ask. You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. (James 3)

“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my
name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
(Mark 9)

Prayer Meditation- Lord in today’s Gospel we see the disciples are just not getting it. They are angling for their position in what they think will be an earthly kingdom (Mark 9). Lord, You instruct us to ask and seek but many times we can be like the disciples, we can want and ask for all the wrong things. We seek comfort, or position, or we seek to avoid what is hard . What we need is a heart change but we what we ask for so often is for our circumstances to change. And yet it is those circumstances that may well be the way You will sanctify us if we unite our pain and suffering to Your Most Holy Cross. Lord may our feet journey together! Lord help us to follow You and seek You first like little children, ready to serve You in the least of these!

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