A little girl wanted to have her birthday in the garden, so she prayed for the weather to be nice that day. When her birthday came, it rained. Her mother asked if she was disappointed God hadn’t answered her prayers, but the little girl simply said, “No, God answered my prayer. The answer was no.”
Queen Esther calls out to God today, saying she has no one but the Lord. Jesus tells us if we knock, the door will be opened to us. We must practice putting our life and future in God’s hands and be willing to accept what God gives us.
During this season of Lent, to what extent are you and your family putting more of yourselves into God’s hands and becoming more willing to accept what God gives you when you ask, seek, and knock?
About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.