February 23, 2020, Luke 11:1-13 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV.
Let’s look to the words of Jesus that follow his prayer.

He gives several images that I suppose he hopes will help us understand the life that can grow out of the way he shows his disciples they can pray.

V.
Luke 11:5-13

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

VI,
Which of the images holds your attention the most?

Why? Are you already following your prayers with this way living into being Jesus’ disciples? Can you think of times you have been in that place?

VII.
Or, maybe it grabs your attention because you sense this a place you need to grow?

I can’t know the answer for you, but it’s probably a good place for you to spend time giving your thoughts to Jesus.

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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