Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 4, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Esther C:12,14-16,23-25 or 4:17 (Esther's prayer)
Psalm 138:1-3,7-8
Matthew 7:7-12


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


"Ask and it will be given to you. . ."

Ask. Ask. Ask.

In other words, talk to God. Don't expect God to read your mind, even though He can. Ask Him directly for what you need. Humble yourself to admit and recognize your need. And then ask.

When you ask, you are opening yourself up to His healing action. Ask for what you think you need, and then accept what you actually need. Sometimes we think we need one thing and we actually need another. We are very confused and conflicted about our needs. We have not been taught to distinguish between needs and wants. Everything that we need will be provided, much that we want will not be.

So start today. Ask for what you need. First search within, ask for the help to find out what you need. Then in joyful hope approach the throne of grace and ask for it, in the assurance that whatever you need will be provided for you in abundance and overflowing.
- JuandelaCruz
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