32nd Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Saturday, 18th November 2023

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 a story of a defenseless widow who was repeatedly denied of her just rights by an unscrupulous judge who eventually meted out justice to her because of her sheer persistence.


  • Jesus tells us that God, our divine Judge is much quicker in bringing to us His justice when we need it. So we must never lose heart to ask our Heavenly Father for His grace and help.


  • Do we have faith to persevere when we are treated unjustly? When trials and setbacks come our way, do we place our hope and trust in the Lord? Ask Jesus for the grace to trust and persevere in His unfailing love.