Saturday 14th November – Saturday of week 32 of the year

Reflection: Luke 18:1-8


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



Saturday 21st March – Saturday of the 4th week of Lent

Reflection: John 7: 40-52


In the determination of legal matters before the court of law, of paramount importance is the need to ensure the fair hearing of the concerned parties in order to arrive at a fair trial. Fair hearing, at least, demands that parties involved have opportunity to present evidence to support their case and discover what evidence exists against them before an impartial tribunal.

If our judicial system, guided by civil law seeks to ensure fair evaluation of matters brought before it, should not we Christians, guided by a more sublime precept operate at a higher pedestal? However, can we say this is truly the case with us? Do we not prejudge others without giving opportunity to hear them out?

Beloved in Christ, let us heed the counsel of Nicodemus in today’s gospel reading (John 7:50-51); let us guide our hearts against the entanglements of prejudice, pride, anger and jealousy which easily prevents us from a fair and objective appraisal of situations. It is the same measure that we give to others that we get in return; if we are unfair in our dealings with others, we must not be surprised if we get similar or worse treatment in return.

Let us protect the valuable relationships God has blessed us with; let us be fair in our assessment of situations and the people around us.

PRAYER: Oh Lord! Give me a heart that is loving and pure, free of prejudice and pride that I may be fair in my dealings with others. Amen.

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 302 How does one act justly?

One acts justly by always making sure to give to God and to one’s neighbor what is due to them. …Justice is concerned with equity and longs to see people get that to which they are entitled. We must allow justice to govern our relations with God also and give him what is his: our love and worship.

HIDE A TREASURE: “For the measure you give will be the measure you get back” Luke 6:38b

Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 11: 18-20; Psalm 7: 2-3, 9-12; John 7: 40-52