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Liturgical day: Sunday 29th (C) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 18,1-8): «In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor people. In the same town was a widow who kept coming to him, saying: ‘Defend my rights against my opponent’. For a time he refused, but finally he thought: ‘Even though I neither fear God nor care about people, this widow bothers me so much I will see that she gets justice; then she will stop coming and wearing me out’». Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should pray continually and not lose heart. He said, «In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor people. In the same town was a widow who kept coming to him, saying: ‘Defend my rights against my opponent’. For a time he refused, but finally he thought: ‘Even though I neither fear God nor care about people, this widow bothers me so much I will see that she gets justice; then she will stop coming and wearing me out’».

And Jesus explained, «Listen to what the evil judge says. Will God not do justice for his chosen ones who cry to him day and night even if He delays in answering them? I tell you, He will speedily do them justice. Yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?».

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today we learn two lessons. First one: whoever does not fear God ends up disrespecting men. Second one: "When man does not know God, man does not know man" (Saint John Paul II).

- Conclusion: it is advisable to talk with God. Even more: "It is necessary to pray always without failing" (Jesus).