Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

As Jesus walked on choppy water to reach the Disciples’ boat, Peter tried to join Him but started to sink for lack of faith. The Lord buoys up foundering sinners. After Jesus let Peter off the hook for telling a tax collector that He paid the temple tax, the Lord provided a coin in the mouth of a fish to cover the cost for both of them. Peter thought that forgiving someone seven times should suffice. To Jesus, 77 times sounded better. The Lord wants people to come together in faith, and Jesus promised that we can count on the Father to grant anything requested by even two people. It went without saying that answers to prayer cannot get in the way of anyone’s salvation. As adults, why do we hand the Lord suggestions in prayer, instead of acknowledging that we cannot always grasp His will?