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Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter Download This Homily

May 18, 2019

Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

 

Acts 13:44-52 ;

 Psalm 98:1-4;

Gospel JN 14:7-14


Jesus said to his disciples: "If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to Jesus, "Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a timeand you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it."

  

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In the gospel Jesus says that if we ask anything in the name of the Son it will be granted to us by the Father. We need not pray to influence God but rather to change our character and attitude. We need not pray for an easy and comfortable life but for the strength to endure a difficult and harder one. Then our prayers will be heard. Our God is a living and real God. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek him.


There was a Christian lady who lived next door to an atheist. Every day when the lady prayed, the atheist could hear her. Many times while she was praying, he would go to her house and harass her, saying “Lady, why do you pray all the time? Don't you know there is no God?” But she kept on praying. One day, she ran out of rice. As usual, she was praying to the Lord explaining her situation and thanking him for what he was going to do. The atheist decided to ridicule her and he went to the shop, bought a sack of rice, brought it to her house, dropped it off on the front porch, rang the doorbell and then hid in the bushes to see what she would do. When she opened the door and saw the rice, she began to praise the Lord with all her heart, jumping, singing and shouting! The atheist then jumped out of the bushes and told her, “You old crazy lady, God didn't buy you those rice, I bought those rice!”  She said, “I knew the Lord would provide me with some rice, but I didn't know he was going to make the devil pay for it!”


God responds to our genuine requests made in the name of Jesus. Unfortunately we often pray to satisfy our selfish interests. In such instances we cannot make our prayers in the name of Jesus. The Lord says: ask, it will be given; knock, it will be opened; seek, it will be found. The teaching gives us hope and joy. But we should not pray to test God. Our prayers should not be meant for an easy life nor our prayers be made to hurt others. Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance but cooperating with his willingness (Richard C Trench).


Life is full of hardships and difficulties. Prayer is the key to solve these troubles. If our life is rooted in God, embedded with prayer and extended to others we can overcome the hardships in life. So let us try to be men of prayer. A man without prayer is like a tree without roots. When we have roots in God we can produce fruits.


Fr. Sebastian Mulluparambil CMI


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