Thursday 5 March 2020

First Week of Lent

Word for today
The Gospel of Matthew 7:7-12

Gravity

Prayers are not empowered by the repetition of words, which, instead, turns them into a foolish and meaningless language. God knows exactly what we need. Prayers are empowered by the depth, the stature, and the power of the desire which makes everything possible and develops love's energy.
The power of desire is the most powerful force that exists and that has ever been given to us by God to reach God himself. Learning how to desire, learning what to desire, and how to desire it will reveal itself in time to be the most powerful spiritual gravity in the universe.
It is our desire that attracts the where, the how, the how much and the when we live. Gravity is nothing compare to the force of desire. Whenever he could Jesus repeated: Everything is possible to one who has faith (Mark 9: 23); Let it be done for you as you wish (Matthew 15: 28); Your faith has saved you (Luke 17: 19). What Jesus is revealing to us in this passage is particularly clear and even evocative; it is easy to remember and to hold in our hearts and in our minds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Desire's gravity always works, even when the desires are evil ones, but remember that if your desire is evil, it will not be empowered by God but by the Evil one. If we want our good desires to come about through God's power they must be desires for forgiveness and love; they need on our part to be desired in love and in peace. That is why Jesus reminds us: do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the Law and the Prophets. The very heart of the Beatitudes has been revealed to be desire par excellence, the sum of all potentialities and of every possible good. Jesus in Matthew 5: 6 says: Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, as if to say blessed are the ones who dearly wish the desires of God.