Wednesday 25 May 2016

Homily, Monday, Week 7 of Ordinary Time

"This kind cannot be cast out without prayer and fasting."
Jesus is coming down from a night of prayer, and the experience of the transfiguration.
The people are "amazed" at seeing him.

In Jesus, we see a dialectic between activity and prayer.

In us: we are called to live life as prayer.
We need a balance between activity and prayer.
We are called to see God in people.
But this is nourished by the moments of formal prayer and quiet.
In "life as prayer," there is space - there has to be space - for community and personal prayer.

Why do I need personal prayer?
(Viganò says somewhere that personal prayer is of especial importance.)
When I ask this question, I need to ask: What is my relationship with the Lord?

Clearly, Jesus prayed.
And his prayer came from love.

(Provincial House, Medellin, 16.05.2016)


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