Our Father’s Care. Family Faith Focus 12 October.

Paul shared, “Pope Francis’ continually challenges us to help others and share with the poor.  I’m 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.” Other picked it up.  “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 does eventually get results! “ “And so does asking God for what we need, if our faith is strong. Do we often enough ask God to strengthen us for 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. Before all else the gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others. If this invitation does not radiate forcefully and attractively the edifice of the Church’s moral teaching risks becoming  a house of cards, our greatest risk.  EG39     

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