Friends, our first reading is from the First Book of Kings, and it’s one of my favorite passages in the entire Old Testament. If you’re going on a retreat, spending a Holy Hour, or just wanting to get in touch with the Lord at the end of the day, it’s a wonderful little passage to focus on. The setting is the early days of the reign of King Solomon, and the question it raises is this: If you could ask God for anything, what would you ask for?
- Reading 1 – 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12
- Psalm – Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
- Reading 2 – Rom 8:28-30
- Gospel – Mt 13:44-52