Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Oct. 27, 2019

Reflection for Oct. 27, 2019

How to Prayer 101

An attitude of receptivity is the first step

by Renae Bauer

What does Jesus want us to know about prayer?

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector praying in the temple. The Pharisee’s prayer is filled with self-congratulation and judgment of others while the tax collector begs for God’s mercy. We know which prayer has the right attitude.

So what does Jesus want us to know about praying? In a word: humility or modesty.  To paraphrase Fr. Don Schwager, humility helps us to seek God’s help. Humility opens our ears and hearts to God’s holy message, and isn't this what we are truly seeking?


Deb Haven
10/25/2019 12:58 pm

A wonderful lesson on humility and God's help in our lives. Thank-You.

Rev. William Jacobs, Jr.
10/25/2019 1:15 pm

Beautiful job! I loved it!

In Christ's Never-ending Love,

Father Bill Jacobs

Michael Vlies
10/27/2019 10:52 am

Thank you Sister for the reminder of the importance of living with Father taught this to me as a boy, still working on it!

Blessings Sister,


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