PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF
Jesus tells a story that is all too true - a defenseless widow is taken advantaged of and refused her rights. Through sheer persistence she wears down a judge who by the way doesn't respect anyone. Then the widow speaks out until he gives the justice she deserves. Persistence pays off, and that's especially true for those who trust in God. Jesus illustrates how our heavenly Father is much quicker to bring us His justice, blessing, and help when we need it. But we can easily lose heart and forget to ask our God for His grace and help. Jesus Christ told this story to give fresh hope and confidence. In this present life we can expect trials and adversity, but we are not without hope in our heavenly Father.
Points to Pray and Ponder: Jesus ends His parable with a challenging question for us. Will you and I have faith---the faith that perseveres and gives us life and growth thought out our journey? Be persistent! In the Responsorial Psalm we acclaim: Remember the marvels the Lord has done… in all His children.