Gospel: Lk 18:1-8
Jesus told them 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 there was a widow, who kept coming to him, saying, ‘Defend my rights against my adversary!’ 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 said, “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. But, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
READ: All Scripture is inspired by God.
REFLECT: Vatican II reminds us that “God speaks in Sacred Scripture through men in human fashion.” This means that a lot of errors (v.g. God killing babies) are taught in the Bible, along with a lot of sublime doctrines. We must learn to separate the gold from the dross.
PRAY: Let us ask for the Spirit’s wisdom in the delicate task of interpreting the Bible.
ACT: Today resolve to study the bible seriously and start by consulting a knowledgeable Christian on some Bible passages that bother you.