Your prayer, says Saint Augustine, is like a conversation with God. When you read, God speaks to you; when you pray, you speak to him. God speaks to us in many ways when we read the Gospel: He offers us the example of his life so that we can imitate him in ours;
Our Lord awaits our sincere conversion and more generous correspondence. He wants us to be always vigilant and not fall into lukewarmness. Hope is intimately related with vigilance and depends to a great extent on love.
In the face of this emptiness and inconsistency, all this pointlessness, God is the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!