November 17, 2010
Sometimes I'm in need of little aspirations to pray throughout the day. I also tape them to my podium at school to remind me of why I do what I do. This past Sunday, the last line of the Gospel might as well have been introduced by a loud clashing of cymbals or a bang of a gong:
"By your perseverance, you will save your lives." --Luke 21:19
I felt as if the Holy Spirit was saying directly to me, "Keep going in your work. Keep persevering in your waiting on your vocation. Give me the small details of the day, the mundane aspects of your routine, because they matter to me."
Monday's Mass was no less direct:
"When he [the blind man] came near, Jesus asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you?'" --Luke 18:35-43
Could Jesus really be asking this of me, too? I felt comfort in approaching my Lord with petitions deepest on my heart (something I struggle with). I suppose my prayer is similar to that of the man -- "Lord, let me see."
I hope you, too, find your prayers to ask and the answers to them in the Word this very day.