Pastor's Blog - July 24, 2022

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week, Jesus invited Martha and all of us to listen to his Word and be with him in prayer.  This week, we learn how.

Prayer is our intimate conversation with God, but conversation is not a monologue.  In prayer, God speaks as well, and so we have to wait and listen attentively to his voice and listen with a trusting heart for his message. When we pray, we need to listen and anticipate a response, and that response will always bring a gift, though not always the one we wanted in the first place.  That gift comes in different packages, in various sizes and shapes, but that gift always is wrapped in the loving care of the Holy Spirit. May we grow in our capacity to converse with God in prayer!