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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

November 13, Saturday, 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Wisdom 18:14-16 & Luke 18:1-8

The Gospel is especially for those suffering from injustice and who seem unable to find relief and justification even from the Lord. When we are oppressed, let us not tire of calling upon the Lord. He will surely answer us because He is infinitely kinder than the dishonest judge in the parable who finally yields to the persistent annoying of the distressed widow.

The words of Jesus, "will not God then secure the rights of His chosen ones who call out to Him day and night? Will He be slow to answer them?" These words are a source of joy and give hope and consolation to the oppressed and fair warning to the oppressors.

Recent history has shown that oppressors have been overthrown unexpectedly by their oppressed subjects in many countries. "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8: 28)."

Let us continue to persist in prayer and our desire to know God and love Him above all things.

 

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