Some words from our Gospel reading for today: ‘Ask, and it will be given 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’.

In the fourteenth century English text, ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’, we find these words: ‘He may well be loved, but not thought. By love may He be gotten and holden; but by thought never. And therefore, although it be good sometime to think of the kindness and the worthiness of God in special, and although it be a light and a part of contemplation: nevertheless yet in this work it shall be cast down and covered with a cloud of forgetting. And thou shalt step above it stalwartly, but mistily, with a devout and a pleasing stirring of love, and try for to pierce that darkness above thee. And smite upon that thick cloud of unknowing with a sharp dart of longing love; and go not thence for anything that befalleth’.

In prayer, we ask, seek and knock, that we may be in union with our Beloved Jesus, who is already there within us. Still, we should not give up, whatever obstacles we may encounter, for this is part of the journey. God seeks us for Himself, and will never give up on us.

May He bless you in your own prayer journey, and in all you do for Him this day.