Homily for the 29th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Pray with Persistence and Patience

Ordinary Time, 29th Sunday. It is hard to say ‘no’ when children beg. Can we not trust our Heavenly Father to give us what we need when we beg Him? Our readings teach us about prayer. First of all, we have to pray with persistence. Moses prays persistently and the Israelites win a battle. Second, we have to be patient. The Chilean miners show us what it means to patiently wait for rescue. Finally, do we want our children to only ask us for things? No. In the same way, God wants a friendship with us. The real fruit of patient, persistent prayer is friendship with God. (17 Oct 2010)

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