Today's Gospel is one of my favorites:
"Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7: 7-12
This is a strong invitation to faith: our loving God is welcoming our humble petitions and Francis de Sales would advise us to add to our requests the phrase, "Thy will be done."
Recognizing the great love God the Father has for us Francis encourages us not to be shy in storming heaven for our spiritual needs.
"Spiritual avarice, he says, whereby we unceasingly sigh for the pure gold of sacred love, is the root of all good. One who truly desires love seeks it; he who truly seeks it finds it."
Let's make this Lent a time to practice some spiritual avarice.
Sister Mary Berchmans Hannan, VHM