On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 12, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Once again we are reminded of the importance of belonging to a community. Where we can pray and encourage one another to grow deeper in our faith, in our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Where we welcome the stranger amidst us of whom becomes our sister or brother in Christ.

Let us always be fervent in our prayers, for we know the Lord God will answer each and every one of them. Even at times when the answer is different from our expectation. For He loves us deeply and only wants the best for us. Glory to our Lord. Amen

First reading
3 John 1:5-8

My friend, you have done faithful work in looking after these brothers, even though they were complete strangers to you. They are a proof to the whole Church of your charity and it would be a very good thing if you could help them on their journey in a way that God would approve. It was entirely for the sake of the name that they set out, without depending on the pagans for anything; it is our duty to welcome men of this sort and contribute our share to their work for the truth.

Gospel
Luke 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. ‘There was a judge in a certain town’ he said ‘who had neither fear of God nor respect for man. In the same town there was a widow who kept on coming to him and saying, “I want justice from you against my enemy!” For a long time he refused, but at last he said to himself, “Maybe I have neither fear of God nor respect for man, but since she keeps pestering me I must give this widow her just rights, or she will persist in coming and worry me to death.”’
And the Lord said ‘You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’

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