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17th Sunday of Year C – 2022

People who persist in following us to obtain something are not always rewarded!
Those who insist to attract our attention and awaken our interest will end up, very often, disappointed.
Insistence and persistence are often seen as obstination and do not gain our favor.

But it seems that… with God, things are different!
The 1st reading and the gospel of this Sunday show this clearly.

In the 1st reading we meet Abraham who pleads with God in a way that some would see as harassment.
And, amazingly, God goes along with this and accepts Abraham’s terms time and again (Genesis 18:20-32).

In the gospel, Jesus himself, tells a story meant to be the model of our approach to God:
asking, keeping on asking… until we are given what we want! (Luc 11:1-13).

To God, perseverance appears to be an important quality when presenting ourselves – and our requests – to him!
Singlemindedness and steadfastness are attitudes that can obtain from God… all that he is eager to give us in the first place!

Unfortunately, when knocking at his door… at times, we do not allow him to answer so much in a hurry are we to explore other avenues and… lacking trust in his unfailing generosity…


Note: Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/17e-dimanche-de-lannee-c-2022/



Source: Images: walkwithgodthejourney.com   aleteia.org


  1. Teresa Penafiel

    Prier est l’une des choses qui peuvent êtres, pour moi, des plus difficiles! Dans le Notre Père, j’ai appris (après des années de le répéter sans saisir le sens de chaque phrase) je sens qu’il y a une petite porte qui s’ouvre pour moi, mais… Il y a tant de « mais »… être centrée sur ce que je dis est une des difficultés majeures…mes pensées s’envolent si facilement! Et il y a l’autre aspect qui me tracasse… On nous dit de demander…mais on nous dit de ne pas passer notre temps à faire notre « liste d’épicerie »!!! Mes excuses…aujourd’hui je suis un peu…à l’envers? Quel chance savoir que Dieu comprend mes difficultés, et vous aussi!

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