Sunday, October 17, 2010

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 17 Oct 2010

Click here to download and listen to this homily (13 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, AK.  Through the parable of the Relentless Widow Jesus teaches us to pray always without growing weary. God does not need our prayer, we need to cry out to God and ask for Help! Restoring the natural order that we are dependent on God and not on ourselves. Let us learn to pray alone in silence listening for the still small whispering voice of God. Our natural prayer partners are those closest to us, especially our spouses. Let us learn to pray with our families.  Moses needed help in prayer and so do we. Let us join together to pray for and with others. Sacred Scripture is the source of our knowledge of God. Let us pray in and through our daily scripture reading. As St Jerome said, "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Jesus Christ himself." Maybe if we see God as the Relentless Widow petitioning us for Justice we will beginning to realize how often we ignore God calling us to act with Justice for the poor.

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

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