Galatians 3:1-5 
1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?4 Did you experience so many things in vain?–if it really is in vain.5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

Luke 11:5-13 

5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything?’
8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs.
9 And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”


St PAUL address a part of Jewish customs and practices known as the; “works of the law,” some 613 Laws that range from:- slaughtering rituals; The Nazir–cutting of hair; kosher and non kosher food; Mixed spices;Laws of gifts; Tithe and food production etc, much of which have nothing to do with the Spirit, but more to do with temporal matters of the flesh.

Paul call out the disciples who walked with Christ, witnessed His death and received the Spirit at Pentecost, questioning whether their recieving the supernatural gifts had anything to do with the works of the law, or whether it had everything to do with their hearing and submitting to the word with faith?

THE GOSPEL READING: Upon teaching the Lords prayer, Christ tells a story that essentially encourage us to be bothersome, by praying the Our Father prayer persistently day and night without ceasing, for the intervention of the Spirit in our lives to obtain a state of righteousness. 

We must stop offering iffy excuses for not more frequently praying and presenting ourselves to receive His body and blood—food for the journey—in the Eucharistic Celebration of the Mass. Moreover, we who perntinaciously knock on Christs door in prayer be it at midnight with no distractions, shall surely receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who shall point us in the right direction to open doors for us that were previously shut! 

LET US PRAY:Luke 1:69-75 

69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,71 that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;72 to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath which he swore to our father Abraham,74 to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days. 

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