29th Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 20th October 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 18:1-8a

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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The parable of the persistent widow gives fresh hope and confidence to everyone especially to those who are experiencing trials and adversities in life.


  • Jesus wants us to persevere in our prayers and trust Him more fully. But we often lose heart and not turn to Him for the graces we need especially when we are in deep pain.


  • God, as our Judge, will always be merciful to us. Pray for a strong faith that perseveres to the end of time. Then Jesus will return in glory to judge the living and the dead.