Roc Homily – Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2016

“This gospel is not about prayer in general…”

Old Man praying

The Lord’s Prayer seems to be “designed” for disciples who seek a path of purification and mission.

Asking and seeking and knocking have to do with persistence in asking for the Holy Spirit whose purifying fire made the disciples ready for mission.

That’s why we “dare to say…”


1 Comment

  1. RL says:

    Thanks so much for this. I may have resisted parts of this homily one year ago–particularly the part about God having a plan for one’s life. Yet, I think that breaking down our defenses/opening our ‘stony hearts’ is key; my experience rings true with that now, anyway. Ultimately, once that happens, pathways, some unexpected, may open.


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