Breakfast with the Word Saturday 32nd Week Ordinary Time of the Year B.
You can Never Achieve Anything Without these two virtues.
It is always easy to think about success and how to achieve it.
It is also always easy to come to God and pour our problems to Him.
Sometimes we are full of life dreams and possibilities , sometimes we have this hunger to go out there and begin something. This hunger is natural.
Some people truly want to change their lives . Many people want their problems to be solved but what always stand in between the way to this are problems challenges and difficulties that seemed so difficult to solve. The point is that We must meet them. They are always there waiting for us every time.
Sometimes we may have some expectations to achieve and intentions to fulfill but when we meet barriers along the way, we go back to where we were before. Some of us have tried many things and after so many trials they will come back and update you that nothing is working.
Many people have fasted and prayed, yet it seems God is silent to their prayers.
We Need These Two Virtues
I think after creation, nothing was determined to work or not work, it is the will of man and grace of God that made other things possible.
If we sincerely and truly want a change in our lives, we must be ready to face whatever that comes our away and be ready to wait on God to act on His appointed time, and to make this possible; we must possess the virtue to stick to our prayer life and determination despite how thick and thin it has become and be able to have patience.
Therefore, without the virtues of Perseverance and Patience, you can never make it , without these two virtues, you are not going anywhere.
Lesson from the Persistent Widow.
Jesus explains the necessity of these two virtues very well in today’s gospel.
The gospel is a parable of the widow, who kept coming to a Judge, for legal protection , the judge has to attend to her because of her persistence and perseverance. The gospel says that the widow kept coming without relenting. What it means is that the more the Judge keeps silent, the more the widow keeps coming.
The widow keeps persevering. The more the thing is not working out, the more the patience and perseverance.
If we truly want a change in our lives and we do not possess these two virtues, we will easily give up when things do not work out for our favour. We need these two virtues not only in our prayer life but in everything we do.
The Two Virtues are very Necessary.
In Luke 11:5-10 Jesus continues with a parable of a friend who goes to his friend at midnight to request for bread.
Jesus says even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Jesus ends that parable with ““So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.”
Beloved, without patience and perseverance or persistence, forget it, this promise is not for you.
When Jesus says “ask and you shall receive, He didn’t say ask and you shall receive immediately, but He is sure that If you ask, you will receive. The only key to this promise is to keep trying, persevering and being patient. Therefore, we need these two virtues. They are very Necessary.
Nothing in this world, both spiritual and physical can be achieved without these two virtues.
If you lack patience, you will lose faith,lose hope, become downcast, hate the day you were born, may be because of something that came along the way.
Without persistence and perseverance, you will always cry and run away from challenges, the news that will always be in your lips is that “i have tried everything, yet nothing is working”.
Perseverance is not just trying, it means to keep trying more, hard and hard, changing strategies. With this, You must get there.
In Psalm 40:1 David says I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. David knows the power of this virtue.
In Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob wrestled with an angel until daybreak. He did not allow Him to win or to lose, he kept fighting. When the angel saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
This would have made Jacob to be weak and run away,yet he persevered. When the angel wanted to go, Jacob still refused and said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
This should be the attitude of everyone who really wants God to bless and intervene in His life.
Be patient, yet not patient doing nothing, but patient in perseverance and persistence. Whatever thing you are doing, be patient and persevere, one day your light will shine.
May God bless you and see you through Amen.
Good day Fr., I always enjoying your daily inspiration. May the good Lord continue to energise you.
Amen o Fr. Odiegwu really, challenging and frustrating.
Thank you Fr
Thanks so much Fr,My God will continue to inspire his wisdom on U.
AMEN 🙌🙏, i believed and have FAITH that I shall never go back empty handed.
Amen and Amen.These virtues Perseverance and patience are really the keys to life.Thank you so much Fr for always renewing our spiritual Life.God blessings will always be with you in Jesus name Amen.
Amen. I believe He do it at His on time
Amen, thank you fr
Amen and Amen!
Thank you Fr.
Thanks Fada. Remain blessed
Amen 🙏, thank you Lord for your word and may Your grace be sufficient for me 🙏 may God continue to bless you for us Fr 🙏
May the good Lord always be at ur side to strengthen u Amen
I pray for the spirit of persistence and patience. May God bless and keep you father. Amen
Thank you padra may God continue to strength you as you work on his vein Yard
May God grant all our prayer request in Jesus name. Amen
Amen. May the Lord give me the strength to always be patient and persevere. Amen. Thank you fr.
Lord God may you please give me the grace to always persevere and patiently wait on you and also to say my prayers through Christ our Lord amen.
The Almighty God bless you
Amen 🙏. May the Lord grant us the His Grace, and, also continue to strengthen you too
Amen God bless you Fr. Sanctus
You’ve said it all Padre
It’s good to be patient and persevere.
May the Lord grant us the grace to be patient and persevere in our journey of life
Thank you so much Padre
God bless you.
May God in his infinite mercy help us in our needs. amen
Amen, remain blessed Fr.
Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning
Oh Lord thank you for what you have been doing in my life
Give me the grace and preserverance as I await the answers to my prayers
Amen & Amen 🙇♀️🙇♂️🙏
Amen! Lord may you give me more grace to persevere and patiently wait for your answer through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
I will persist persevere and be patient until I get what I am asking and working for by the grace of God. Amen!!
knock,and he wil open the door,seek and you will find,ask and you will receive, believe,be patient and trust in God Amen🙏🙏🙏
Amen. Thank you Fr. for inspiring us. may the good Lord continue to strengthen you.
God help me to persevere and be persistent through Christ our Lord
Amen, May the good Lord give me his grace to always be patience and perseverance in life
May God continue to bless you
Remain Blessed padre 🌹
Amen. Thank you Jesus for your word today
Thanks Fr. The daily reflections are always inspiration and it strengthens my faith in God. May God continue to strengthen you daily and help you in this ministry… Amen
God bless you, father.
Fr. Your breakfast with the Lord is what have kept me hanging there, believing that I am not alone and at the right time God will visit my home with children. May God continue to strengthen you. Amen
God bless you Father for this inspiration
Amen. Thanks, Padre. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you 🙏
Amen. Good morning Father!
Thank you fr . I enjoy you daily work.
Amen Padre And God’s divine wisdom and strength.
Amen..thank you Padre our almighty God will continue to empower you more and more Amen
Beautiful breakfast served, thanks for sharing with us. More Grace and fresh oil Padre.
Amen! May God give us the grace of patience and perseverance to overcome every difficulties and challenges of life… Amen 🙏
I have been richly blessed with these words. Thank you fr. And may God continue to refill you for our generation.
Thank you Fr. May God give me this most important 2 virtues of perseverance and patience. May God bless and keep you for us padre
Thank you Father
Thank you padre. May God continue to bless you
May the good Lord strength you fr.Amen.
Amen and Amen.
Truly, sometimes it will look as if God does not answer prayers anymore.
Thank you Fr.,this breakfast is quite encouraging and motivating. God bless you richly. Amen
may the Almighty God give me a heart of perseverance and persistence.
May God help us to persevere in prayers and remain steadfast in the ways of the Lord through Christ our Lord Amen
Amen. God bless you too Padré
Amen and Amen. Thank you fr for this inspiring message. God bless you.
Am indeed bless today. Thanks so much Padre.
God I will wait for you to bless me with sons and daughters in Jesus name amen
Amen and Amen.
Amen and amen
Amen. God bless you.
Amen and Amen, may almighty God grant us this two virtues in Jesus mighty name we pray Amen.
OH My GOD as I continue being patient and perseverance please help me 🙏😭
with the fruit of the womb in JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY NAME 🙏🙏🙏
Amen. Oh My Jesus help me to always be persistent and patient with your ways. Give me the grace to always say in my weak and despairing state,”MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE NOT MINE OH LORD. AMEN”.
Amen and bless you too Father
This message is for me.