Pope Francis’ continually challenges us to help others and share with the poor. We’re inclined to get sceptical about the beggars at traffic lights but I suppose one should say that all our demonstrations about land, service delivery and jobs are also what Luke could have been talking about.” Sharing bread among friends is already a sacred thing: when we are in need our real friends will make God present for us in this way. Knocking on doors and asking eventually gets results! Snakes and stones and scorpions will not be the gift of the Father, but certainly God will give the Holy Spirit who will call us to our mission.
What father among you if his son asks for a fish will give him a serpent? If you 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. From Luke 11:5-13.
Pope Francis: It is important that people experience the Gospel of the Family as a joy that fills hearts and lives because in Christ we have been set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. EG1