Have you tried praying? When people tell me they don’t believe in God, I ask them how much they’ve spoken to God about that. Why are they so ready to trust their own preconceived ideas on the matter (or is it that deep down, they don’t want God to be true)? You see, Jesus says in our Gospel today, “How much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” So go on, ask away.
I don’t want to drone on, so I’ll merely refer you to Bishop Barron’s homily for today’s readings, as well as Brant Pitre’s video presentation here:
Word format: Year C 17th Sunday 2016
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