On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 18, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Jesus our mighthy deliverer has come to take away our sins. To free us from the bondages so that we may be free to live a fully fulfilled life with and in Him.

Come now and turn back to Him. Let nothing or anyone hold you back. Be reconciled with the Lord God, be one with Him.

Let our prayers be fervent and our hearts full of joy. For the Lord answers all our prayers according to His Will; for He knows what is best for you and me. All in His time. Amen

First reading
Wisdom 18:14-16,19:6-9

When peaceful silence lay over all, and night had run the half of her swift course,
down from the heavens, from the royal throne, leapt your all-powerful Word; into the heart of a doomed land the stern warrior leapt.

Carrying your unambiguous command like a sharp sword, he stood, and filled the universe with death;
he touched the sky, yet trod the earth.

For, to keep your children from all harm, The whole creation, obedient to your commands, was once more, and newly, fashioned in its nature.
Overshadowing the camp there was the cloud, where water had been, dry land was seen to rise, the Red Sea became an unimpeded way,
the tempestuous flood a green plain; sheltered by your hand, the whole nation passed across, gazing at these amazing miracles.
They were like horses at pasture, they skipped like lambs, singing your praises, Lord, their deliverer.

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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