32nd Week, Ordinary Time: Saturday 16th November 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 18:1-8

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. But when the Son of man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the story of a widow who was denied repeatedly of her just rights by an unscrupulous judge. Because of her persistence, the unjust judge eventually gave in to her rights.


  • Jesus tells us that God, our divine Judge, is infinitely more just towards us. So we must never lose heart to ask our Heavenly Father for His grace and help.


  • When trials and setbacks disappoint us, do we persevere and place all our hopes and trust in the Lord? Ask Jesus for the grace to trust and persevere in His unfailing love.