Year C- 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 AND he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to lose hope,
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusHow important it is to pray and believe that you will receive what you are asking for. It is the same as for a little child asking his father or mother for something he needs, and knowing that his wish will come true. The little child gives his parents the dignity they deserve, he loves them and believes firmly that they love him too and will respond to his loving request, let me assure you that they will be touched by his confidence and will make him happy. In other words, this child has great faith.
Faith is a gift that has to be cultivated through prayer and devotions; to believe is very important, but to become like a little child and put all your trust in God is more important.
I will never refuse the petitions of the humble, I am at home in their hearts and they enjoy my favour. Of course it is necessary to make your petition prayers in accordance with the Divine Will, and this is where humility receives the key to open the door of the treasures of God.
When someone is good to you, you are indebted to that person and you will find ways to repay goodness with goodness, it is the natural response. I am the Lord your God, generosity itself, giving to everyone without expecting anything in return. And so it is, that when someone makes an effort to repay my generosity, he is rewarded with the knowledge of my Will and the inheritance of my riches.
The Divine Providence has given you all the joys that you have received in your life, whatever is good has come from Godís hands, is it not about time that you begin to realize that if you make a conscious effort to please me in every way, you will start paying back my generosity and at the same time your effort will demand infinite rewards for understanding the divine mind.
Praise and thanksgiving must be always in your lips, sorrow for your sins must embitter your heart, adoration must keep your spirit on fire, and a burning desire to please God and to make up for those who embitter Him must be your intention. When you approach my heavenly throne with these feelings, you really please my heart and I feel generous towards you.
Do you think that I will find faith when I come back to the earth? Well I am here with you now; I am challenging your faith.
How much faith you wish to have in me, depends on how much you want to be with me, so let me give you courage my little one. As I have been good to you, I invite you to do everything for my sake. As I have pleased you in your life, I invite you to please me and to become my delight. As I have died for you, I invite you to remember my love constantly and to live thanking me for your future heavenly life.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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