Do You Measure Up?

He told them a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart

Luke 18:14
Exodus 17:8-13; Psalms 121:1-8; II Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus, in parable form, tells the story of a poor widow who sought justice for herself but couldn’t find it. She really was in a tough spot. Not only was she obliged to pursue her just cause through a system of justice in which women had practically no civil rights, but also a corrupt man was sitting in judgment of her case. But she would not be denied. Her hunger and thirst for justice gave her the strength to “buck” the system and, finally, because of her persistence, she won her case.

Jesus brings the lesson home in these words: “Now will not God see justice done to His chosen who cry to Him day…

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