Daily Gospel Readings and Reflections for today (March 17, 2011)
1st Week of Lent Patrick Psalter: Week 1
Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8
Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
Gospel: Mt 7:7-12
Ask, and It Will Be Given
7″Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
The Golden Rule
12″So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Reflections taken from Daily Gospel 2011 by Claretian Publications
God knows what we need all the time, in every moment. He gives us the best things in different forms. But many times, we don’t recognize God’s gifts. We don’t have much faith to discover the love of God and act in the same way for others whatever we want them to do for us. To seek, to knock, and to ask are positive attitudes, which help us to do God’s will.