Saturday 14th November – Saturday of week 32 of the year
Reflection: Luke 18:1-8
THE VIRTUE OF PERSEVERANCE
Have you ever tried to seek audience with a VIP? Perhaps you needed to meet a highly placed official or needed a favour from some influential personality. How easy was it to get across to such a person? If you take time to reflect on this, you cannot but be grateful for the privilege we have as God’s children. The Almighty God who created all things is the only ruler who has no protocol officer through whom you must go to get his attention. With faith as tiny as a mustard seed, we can approach our loving and just Father and be confident that He will answer our prayers in due time.
Christ encourages us today with the parable of the widow and the unjust judge never to be discouraged in making our requests known to God. If even an unjust man cannot but attend to the unrelenting request of a widow, what should we expect from our all good God? “And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, He will vindicate them speedily” Lk 18:7-8
Beloved, what are you looking up to God for? Is it success in your exams, a life partner, peace or some other seemingly difficult situations? Have your rights been infringed and there is no one to fight your course? Does it look like God has forgotten you and has not answered your requests? Jesus’ words to us today is reassuring. We have a God whom we can trust; indeed His delays are never denials. Do not ever give up, keep up asking God in faith and in due season He w
PRAYER: Heavenly father, relying on your words today, I lay all my requests humbly at your feet; please give answers to them so that my faith can be strengthened. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT510 – Is it possible to pray always?
Prayer is always possible. Prayer is vitally necessary. Prayer and life cannot be separated.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Now will God not judge in favour of his own people who cry to him day and night for help? Will he be slow to help them? Luke 18:7 GNB
Today’s Readings: Wisdom 18: 14-16, 19: 6-9; Ps 105: 2-3, 36-37, 42-43; Luke 18: 1-8