Sunday, March 3, 2024

Parable of the unjust judge: the widow insists and, in the end, the judge does justice

Parable of the unjust judge: the widow insists and, in the end, the judge does justice
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Lluís Raventós
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Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Lk 18:1-8
“There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, ‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’ For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, ‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.’”
Gospel's Commentary
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).

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