Let’s take a look at the first two parts of the five stories from this chapter in Luke. They tell us about two ways to pray. The widow who won’t give up on asking for what she needs, is a great example of never losing faith that God will respond to our prayers. The second example is the humble tax collector who teaches us that the heart of prayer is being humble and placing ourselves before God ever merciful.
Place yourself in the scenes in the stories. Watch in silence as you feel their movement. They have energy in them. And that Pharisee…He wasn’t into praying, but only boasting!
How do the stories touch your own heart? It’s a good idea to jot down some thoughts and feelings in a journal. Then you can go back to your journal and feel again what you wrote, as the feelings of God’s goodness and love sink ever deeper into your soul.
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This being Year C,
the third year in the cycle, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.
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