11th Week in Ordinary Time

Look for Jesus in His Father’s house. Pray without babbling, fast without gloominess, and give to the poor without showing off. Besides giving us advice, the Lord challenges His followers to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Objectively, we cannot do everything flawlessly. It’s perfectly fine with God if we do whatever good we can, with faith that He does the same. Why do we sometimes tell God certain steps we want Him to take, rather than trusting that He will always go the extra mile for us?