Remain faithful

Post date: Oct 15, 2016 5:29:01 AM

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Exodus 17:8-13] [2 Timothy 3:14–4:2] [Luke 18:1-8]

If we persevere in prayer at God’s door, He will answer. Even the dishonest judge answered the widow’s request, how much more would God our father give us what we truly need. However, the world has become ‘instant’, in almost everything we expect instantaneous responses. Do we trust in God’s time even it seems eternity? Have we resorted to taking short cuts, like donating money as though it guarantees a bigger chance of ‘winning’ our seat in heaven? Let us not forget that God is our father, a parent who would not grant a child’s wishes immediately but have the patience to teach us true values. St Paul’s letter emphasized that God delays his answers “to reprove, correct, train us in holiness, so that fully equipped and competent, for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16). Let us ask and fight for the right things, to be persistently faithful whether convenient or not, in preparation for when He comes again, that He will find faith on earth.

Remain faithful