Or give him a snake, when he asks for a fish? However bad you may be, you know how to give good things to your children. How
much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! So, do to others whatever you would that
others do to you: there you have the Law and the Prophets.
The gospel today speaks of confident hope. We are confident and
hopeful in front of God if we have a loving and trusting relationship with Him. Most
of the time, the reason why we have difficulty in asking, or we are full of doubts and
insecurities on the love of God for us, is our own doing. We know deep down that we
are not deserving of God’s love because we did not make an effort to be close
to Him. The surprise is, no matter what we do, God will never withdraw His love for
us. It is us who are affected by our unfaithfulness, our disregard of God in times of
plenty and many others that make us doubt whether God will listen to our pleas. Thus
we could not ask. We could not knock.
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