Gospel, Matthew 7:7-12Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.
“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the law and the prophets.”
I am inspired with the article written by Bo entitled "We need meekness to win life because the meek will inherit the earth." The meek people are focused on their goals; they don't have energies to waste time in pride, arrogance and insecurity.
During the last few days, I had lots of frustrations and downward emotions: I didn't receive any amount from my SA allowance for this month since my contribution for our JS Prom was deducted from there; our prom was almost a c-h-a-o-s especially during the ceremonies; I was forced to join in the General Information Quiz Bee during our BizEd Days and I didn't win although the questions were as easy as abcde; and I received a break-even semifinal score in my accounting class (and this... is the most frustrating of all.) Whew! I knew I have prayed and done all the best that I could for the good in all those things and yet the results were otherwise. I was really full of greed, pride and arrogance.
But then, through the Gospel for today, I am reminded that blessings can't always come in an instant. 'Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.' I realized that my prayers should always be partnered with meekness in my heart because for everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. The Lord just knows the perfect time for me and for you as well.
Brothers and sisters, how many times in our lives did we become aggressive in waiting for the answers in our prayers? Have we been patient enough?