Contemplation (verse 16)
An oath is the language which people understand to confirm a promise. However, man has to be patient to receive the practical faith. The gift is free, awesome, and assured, but no one receives it except he who lives in patience and faith!
+ Fr Tadros Malaty
Grace is always present to help, accepting those who welcome it. Thus, when the Lord sees our watchful souls and inflamed spirits, He pours abundantly His riches, which exceeds our requests
+ St John Chrysostom
Have I made myself ready to accept the promises which God has promised me? How can I make myself ready?