November 18, 2017
(The Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey (OFM, Cap))
Jesus said, “Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Lk_18:1-8
Sometimes, beloved, it seems we pray and pray and pray and nothing ever happens. Maybe the happening is really happening inside of us, instead of to whomever or whatever we’re praying for. If we keep persistent in our prayer, if we don’t give up, if we maintain the faith that God will one day answer us, maybe it really is we who are growing, and the answer has been there all along. And that transformation in us can be huge. And then, Jesus WILL find faith on earth, at least in us!
Did you ever want something so badly, but you just couldn’t afford it. And so you saved and saved and saved and after maybe years of saving, you finally had enough money to actually buy it. But by then you realized that it was not really worth buying in the first place. And there you were, all the more rich for the saving!
Maybe God wants us to save and save and save for our own LIVES. But that saving isn’t measured in money. It’s measured in our prayers. Keep on praying beloved. And one day you’ll find that the treasure just might not be found out there, because it’s been growing inside of you all along!
“You are worth far more than many sparrows.” Mt 10:29-31
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