It is 12th October 2017. The readings are from Malachi 3:13-20; and the Gospel from Luke 11:5-13. There is a growing frustration among us for being faithful to the Lord and feeling the brunt of being sincere and surrendering to the Lord. Most of us feel that those who do evil are climbing the ladder of success while those who are good and faithful to the Lord suffer. To all those who have such feelings, the first reading comforts us and consoles us telling that God will not spare the evil and those who disobey Him. We need to be patient with God who will not disappoint at the end. “Then once more you shall see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.”(Mal.3:20). The responsorial Psalm prays, “Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.”(Ps.40:5). In the Gospel, Jesus assures that God hears our prayers and answer our prayers in His time. We must not be tired when God takes His time to answer. It is our persistence and perseverance in our prayer life builds the trust in the Lord and makes us consistent in our prayer. Our prayer life needs to be unwavering and regular no matter how horrible the seasons of life treat us. Let us have regular communication with the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity always to find the will of God. “How much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”(Lk.11:13). May you have a good day.