DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Prayer – Persistence: Jesus in today’s Gospel reminds us that when we pray with persistence and sincerity, and not to lose heart, we would surely receive a favourable response from God. Ponder on the quality of your prayer life, “Is my personal prayer life routine or deep and sincere?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
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 anyone. 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, “Even though I have neither fear of God nor respect for any human person, I must give this widow her just rights since she keeps pestering me, or she will come and slap me in the face.” ’
And the Lord said, ‘You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now, will not God see justice done to his elect if they keep calling to him day and night even though he still delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily.’