In today’s readings, we learn of God’s great mercy and goodness to those who love Him. In the first reading, God shows incredible patience and mercy in the dialog with Abraham. If only there were ten good people could be found in the city of Sodom, God would spare it for the sake of those ten. (It also tells about the true state of the hearts of the people in that city, as God did wind up destroying it.) I wonder how far our world is from the likes of Sodom today?
In the gospel, Jesus teaches us how to pray. Then He takes it further, recommending that we be persistent in our prayer, as God honors perseverance. (Just the word “perseverance” makes me tired. That’s something I know I need to work on.) He tells us what a wonderful, loving Father God is in wanting to give us what is good – His generosity cannot be outdone.
All wonderful news for us today! Let’s don’t be shy about sharing that great news with others, so that they can know the joy of the Lord, too!