32nd Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday, 14th November 2020

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?

  • Jesus’ parable of the “persistent widow” was about how she won a victory over an unjust judge who eventually gave her what was rightfully hers.


  • Some people become discouraged by the pains and struggles in their lives and give up praying to God.  Through this parable, Jesus urges us to remain fervent and faithful in our prayers.


  • Be encouraged by the widow and be steadfast in your prayers. Trust that God who loves you un-conditionally will always answer your prayers and give you all the graces you need.