In the past two weeks I have come across this verse thrice -- twice in my readings, and once during Mass.
So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. Luke 11:9
So I have been doing a lot of asking -- for blessings, for virtues, for graces, and my deepest desires, and in the end I return to Thy will be done. I know my Father knows all this without even me asking, and now I can hope that my will is aligned with His. I don't know whether I can ever be as good to say as St. Paul to the Galatians (2:20): it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me ... but that is my prayer.
I try to remember this passage for it relates to all the asking I do: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 First things first, right?
I am excited and pleased to share with you that I received a scholarship for the Write 2 Ignite conference this St. Patty's day weekend. Thanks to Cec Murphey and the conference leaders.