May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is 06th October 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. Bruno. We reflect on Galatians 3:1-5 and Luke 11:5-13.
Persistence is nothing but untiring enthusiasm to get what we are looking for. No success without persistence. Lovingly bothering the one whom we have placed our trust in is persistence. Whether there is delay or denial in response yet pleading for the cause until obtained.
“For everyone who asks receives and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Lk.11:10)
A young boy from Massachusetts found an advert in a newspaper for the position of assistant manager. Applications were sent to mailbox 1720 in Boston. He wrote a letter of application. When no reply came, he wrote again. Still no reply. Though discouraged a bit yet he wrote again changing the words, and constructions and improving them. Since he had no reply, he travels to find out who owns the mailbox 1720. The postmaster was not willing to give the details. So, he sat that for several days watching who would come to collect the letters. He followed the person and told his story. The company told him: “My young friend, you are just the type we are looking for. The job is yours.” That is none other than Roger Babson, one of America’s illustrious statisticians.
It is not worth giving up. “If you’re going through hell, keep going. So never, never, never, never give up,” says Winston Churchill. We cannot get it right at once. We may have to repeat to beat it.
We could become stupid to give up on the Lord, just like the Galatians. By asking, we do not reduce in any way. By repeatedly asking, we indeed become strong than weak in the long run.
When faith becomes a burden, our asking becomes redundant and rubbish. Let us ask for others and for greater things in life to get in prayer. Surely, when we ask for the Holy Spirit not just for one time but until we are anointed, we are surely to get it. May God bless you.