Vatican City, October 09, 2014
We ask for a lot of things when we pray, but the greatest gift that God can give us is the Holy Spirit.
This was Pope Francis’ reflection Thursday morning at Mass in Santa Marta, commenting on the Gospel of the day, which presents the parable of the man who gets what he needs because of his persistence.
Pope Francis began his homily by noting that “God has so much mercy” and observing that in the Collect we begin by asking God for forgiveness and to “obtain what prayer does not dare to hope for.”
“This got me thinking: it is precisely the mercy of God not only to forgive -…