"This Sunday we, like the Pharisee and the tax collector, will come to the Temple full of needs. … Our Scripture lesson today reminds us that we cannot fulfill these needs on our own. But the good news is that we don’t have to."
"Prayer is not easy. It’s about asking, seeking, knocking, and waiting. Over and over and over again. ... There’s no secret recipe. No magic formula. Just persistence and focus and commitment and discipline. Again and again and again."