Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Today’s Reflection
Gospel: Lk 18: 1-8
November 18, 2023 | Saturday

Today’s Gospel

Jesus told them a parable, to show them that they should pray continually, and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain town, there was a judge, who neither feared
God nor people. In the same town, there was a widow, who kept coming to him, saying, ‘Defend my rights against my adversary!’ For a time he refused, but finally
he thought, ‘Even though I neither fear God nor care about people, this widow bothers me so much, I will see that she gets justice; then she will stop coming and
wearing me out.”

And Jesus said, “Listen to what the evil judge says. Will God not do justice for his chosen ones, who cry to him day and night, even if he delays in answering them? I tell you, he will speedily do them justice. But, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Today’s Reflection:

Persistence in prayer is the core of our gospel today, not just an ordinary prayer but hopeful persistence in our journey towards God. Prayer is a relationship and
the way we pray or the quality of our prayer reflects the quality of our relationship with Him. By virtue of our baptism, we have already entered into the very life of God, and our prayer life fuels that life within us. As such, it is prayer is also our sustenance from which we get our spiritual nourishment. Such holy exchange is
successful and beneficial to us only if we totally give our full ascent as God builds us up with his grace. May we not lose faith in our prayers as today’s gospel reminds
us./ Vulnerasti, 2023 

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