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“IT is not for you to know…”
- We want what isn’t God’s will at times. Sometimes, God has to redirect our desires. If we need it, we will get it. His three answers to our prayers are “Yes.” “Not yet.” “I’ve got something better.”
- WE ALREADY HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS. The things we really need are already given to us.
o The Blessed Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Salvation. Redemption. Forgiveness. Mercy. Love. Peace. Heaven. Eternity.
“They were continually in the temple praising God” They were blessing God because they were focused on what they were already given, not on what hasn’t come yet. And they were, in the advice of Blessed Solanus Casey (a humble, simple Franciscan priest who lived for a time in our diocese) thanking God in advance! This is something that we easily might not do!
“Sending the Promise of the Father.” - the promise is a person.
“Stay in the City.” – we must obey Jesus to get the Spirit.
“You will be my Witnesses” – we must be with Christ and in Christ in order to share Christ.