It is 28th October 2017. We are celebrating the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude the Apostles. The readings are from Ephesians 2:19-22; and the Gospel from Luke 6:12-19. In the various New Testament lists of the Twelve, the tenth and eleventh apostles are named as Simon the Zealot or the Canaanean and Judas (Jude) son of James, also called Thaddaeus is the Patron of the lost causes or the saint of the last resort. The Church is founded on the Apostles. In the first reading St. Paul reminds us that through the faith we profess in Jesus through the apostolic and prophetic foundation revealed in these apostles. The Catechism teaches us that our prayer is the relationship, the gift, the covenant and the communion by which there happens “a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” (CCC.2558). Without this act our souls will be suffocated and choked eventually leaving a vacuum in our spiritual life. It is the prayer that offers us to feel the freedom of being friends of God not a stranger in God’s presence. The responsorial Psalm prays, “For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.” (Ps.79:9). In the Gospel, after a deep communion with the Father through prayer, Jesus names the Twelve Apsotles. Prayer is not just an antidote but it is the oxygen of the soul. In every move we make, let the prayer be the source by which we could move forward boldly placing the entire trust in God as if we got it already. May you have a good day. May we begin this beautiful day with the prayer.