Gospel thoughts for today – Saturday 14 November

Luke 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray 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 also 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?

The Gospel of the Lord ……

The Mass Intention is for Jim Dobbin RIP and Gina’s Intentions

Praying continuously in all circumstances involves the continual and total offering of ourselves to God, our loving father, in praise, trust and Thanksgiving for his goodness to us and for the free gift of salvation in Jesus.  We must praise God through our lives lived in obedience to his Word, which is the food of life for us.  Praying in this way allows God to transform our hearts into something new and to give Himself to us.

This is a call to a deeper conversion enabling us to share in the Divine Life and Love. God always keeps his promises given to us through the Church tradition and the sacred scriptures.

God may delay and keep us waiting.  This waiting is for an all-embracing purpose to be fulfilled.  His understanding of things is infinite and ours is limited.  He sees the whole, while we see in part according to the circumstances.

When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?  Jesus paid the price of our salvation.  We must accept his gift.  He calls us to be his co-workers and to spread the faith by the witness of our lives.