Published as a column in the Holy Sepulcher Bulletin for October 20, 2013
Today’s readings focus on two important keys for our spiritual life: Scripture and prayer. Sacred Scripture is important because it gives “wisdom for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ” and helps us to be “competent, equipped for every good work” as Paul tells Timothy in the second reading. Prayer is so important that Jesus teaches the disciples in today’s gospel about “the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” But how can we find time to obtain wisdom and deepen our faith through Scripture or pray without becoming weary in our already busy lives? The answer is something that we are probably already doing – multitasking!