Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2013, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

14 Oct

Jesus tells the parable of the unjust judge who gives in to a widow who persists in seeking her rights.

Jesus asks, “Will God not do justice to those chosen ones who call out day and night?  Will God delay justice for them?”

Luke 18.7

In Luke’s time widows have little place in society but many find a home in Christian communities.  The widow’s voice demanding her rights would perk up the ears of Luke’s original listeners.  The poor widow represents the helpless and abandoned of the world; she has no legal rights without a husband.  She lives at the mercy of those who ought to protect her.

People who are poor today often become victims of the powerful, pawns of the mighty.  The recession, the sequestration, the stall in Congress—all hurt those most in need.  Yet our heritage is one of a hope that comes through faith in the goodness of God and the goodness of those who follow Jesus’ way.

Whose persistence do you admire?

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One Response to “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2013, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

  1. Precy October 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    Thanks for these.. I never been into church for 4 months now because our priest here in Norway went home. And i didnt hear anay reschedule mass.. But now that i found this site it seems like i am in church too.. I can read and reflect to the Gospel of the Lord in these day. Thanks and God bless us all.

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