Sunday 20 October 2019

About Today Readings

29th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Exodus 17:8-13. Psalm 120(121). 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:2. Luke 18:1-8.

Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth – Psalm 120(121)

‘And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?’

We have all had experience of naggers, those who wear us down, whose demands we respond to simply for the sake of peace. The widow who continually bothered the unjust judge had a reluctant audience. God, however, is not an unjust or unloving judge, but is quick to grant justice. Our God listens to our prayers and knows our troubles. We need to keep on praying, with a kind of reverent nagging, as a three year old nags his mother. Like a loving and patient mother, God is ready with open arms and listening ears.

Let us ask for that grace for which St Ignatius Loyola prayed: ‘May it please Our Lady, to obtain for us from her divine Son, the grace that, despite all our pain and troubles, our weak and feeble spirits may be transformed, into spirits which are strong, and which sing God’s praises with joy’.

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