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The Spirit comes to our aid

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We do not struggle alone…

THE SPIRIT COMES TO OUR AID
 
We do not struggle alone…  
 
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
In the Mass we are invited to call upon God confidently as "Our Father." The prayers of the Mass, especially "the Lord's prayer," show us that the most important aspect of our prayer to God is our relationship with Him. He looks upon us as His children. More specifically He sees within us the person of His beloved Son, Jesus. Together with Jesus we form God's own family. In the Responsorial Psalm we acclaim: The Lord is faithful in all his works, God's kingdom is for all ages. This is a great truth of our faith. St. Paul declares today that doing the will of God from the heart, willingly serving the Lord and not men, knowing that each will be requited from the Lord for whatever good he does. We grow in sharing the image of the Son principally through our sharing in the Eucharist, the body and blood of the Son, who gradually transforms us into Himself.
 
In today's Gospel someone asked Jesus, "Lord, are they few in number who are to be saved?" Jesus replied: "Try to come in through the narrow door." What did Jesus mean by this expression? The door, which He had in mind, was Himself. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved. The good news is that we do not struggle alone because with pray and help from the Spirit to pray God is always with us and His grace is sufficient.
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: There is no need for us to wonder how we should pray. How should a little child speak to a loving parent? That is how we, in union with His Son, Jesus, should pray to God, who is "Abba," our Father.
 
 
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