St. Augustine, in his writings on the Sermon on the Mount — one of the places in Scripture Jesus encourages us to ask, seek and knock for the Father's answer to our needs in prayer — comments on why God does not seem to answer our prayers. He lists four reasons.
Recently a colleague shared his experiences of the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and told us how he was re-energized by the powerful testimonies there. As I listened to him and looked into the event, the theme of the LA Youth Day prior to the congress caught my attention.
Nearly 13,000 teens who attended the youth day were asked, "What are you waiting for?" This theme challenged the teens not to delay living out their faith.
Have you ever put off a decision or action that you knew you needed to make? Did you reflect on why you hesitated to take that step?