Matthew 7:7-12 Reflection ~
What are your expectations from friends, family, and strangers? Do you want the warmth of their love, isn’t trust near the top of your list, what about respect, faith in them, and their dependability? If we are not giving to them beforehand, how can we expect others to help us in our worst of times? The truth is that we need to be grateful that they could be knocking on our door at any time. God stands ready to rain Grace upon Grace upon those who do.
Matthew 7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Ask, Search, Knock
7 “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10 Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
The Golden Rule
12 “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 7:7-12.