Thursday, 11th October, John XXIII, Pope, Memorial

Luke 11:5-13

And Jesus said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at
midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend
of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from
within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are
with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though
he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least
because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be
given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for
you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for
everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if
your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the
child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know
how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”





•      Do I believe that God is always
ready to give me what is best for me?

•      How can I increase my understanding of God’s loving ways?