Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010: (St. Frances Xavier Cabrini)
Jesus said: “My people, today’s Gospel is about the persistent widow who was begging the dishonest judge to rule in her favor. He relented in her favor for fear that she would bring physical harm to him. There was another reading about charity where a man was begging another at night for three loaves of bread for his guests. The one inside was reluctant at first, but later got up to give him the bread because of the visitor’s persistence. So it is when you come to Me with your prayer intentions. Some are answered right away, while others may take years of persistent prayer because of the high price for that person’s soul. Even at times the answer to your prayer may be a ‘no’, as your priest suggested. I know what is best for your soul, so I answer prayers that will best help you, or the souls that you are praying for. You are at a Carmelite monastery where the nuns are praying constantly in silence for the sinners of the world. Your world is full of so much evil that your prayers are needed every day. This decline in faith is another sign of the end times, and it is why I asked the question: ‘Will I find any faith on the earth when I return?’”