Commentary on the Gospel of

Fr. Christopher Newman, cmf

17th March  St. Patrick

Today’s Gospel teaches us about prayer and its power.  Jesus is teaching his disciples, and us, to pray insistently.  If our pray doesn’t seem to elicit the response we expect maybe we are not praying in the right way or merely selfishly.  ‘Your Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask him’.  God knows what is good for us and perhaps we are asking for those things what will not be good for us.  Esther’s prayer comes from the heart in her time of trial.  Let us learn to also pray with a sincere heart.


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