July 24, 2022
Remembering what happened to...
We see how patience and merciful God is as He dialogs with Abraham. Imagine the patience God has with us.
We can even see a little humor as Abraham never gives up but keeps asking again and again if God will save the cities if just a few innocent people are found. God patiently responds to each question.
Abraham is a prediction of the great intercessor to come for us, Jesus Christ. Like Abraham, Jesus never gives up on any of us. He has made intercession to His Father for each of us in his Passion, Suffering and death. There is always hope for each of us.. We can always be given another chance.
Saint Paul writes his letter reminding the community that they have been called and forgiven through the intercessor, Jesus Christ, the son of God.
In the Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. Notice that the way they are taught to pray is not just for themselves, but to include others. It is not an individual prayer for ones self, but is always inclusive of others.
It is similar to what Abraham was doing in his questioning, his interceding with God for the evil cities in the first reading. "If you only find a few good people...etc"
Our call, like that of Abraham and the disciples of Jesus, is to pray and intercede for others, not just for ourselves.
In the week ahead inclusive prayer might be a good practice, so that when we pray for ourselves, to also be inclusive of others who might be in the same situation.