WHY WE MUST NOT GIVE UP

HOMILY OF SATURDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A

3John 5-8, Luke 18:1-8

 In today’s gospel parable, the persistence of the widow forced the hands of the unjust judge to hearten to her cry for justice.

When we make our needs known before Godless leaders or authority, it is called protest. However, the strength of a protest is not in violence but in persistence. For fear of possible physical violence, an unjust authority can or will succumb the moment its comfort zone is being invaded.

Moreover, in our Christians journey, there is no perseverance without faith. It is easy to give up on God if we do not trust in his power to save. When we have strong faith in God, our Father, we can never lose heart over whatever request we make of him. Even if his answer tarries, we must surely be patient, because we would know that he can never disappoint us. His silence cannot be misinterpreted, for he knows what is best for us.

Our God is sensitive. Our God is aware of our plights. Let us stay calm in his presence. We belong to him, and he will always take care of what belong to him.

May the Lord give us the strength to stay. May we never give up in the midst of our troubles. Amen.

 

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