Sunday, October 16, 2022
The readings for Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C are about persistence in prayer. In the first reading (Exodus 17:8-13) Moses becomes tired in prayer and Aaron and Hur support him. The psalm (Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) declares “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”. In the second reading (2 Timothy 3:14-4:2) Paul tells us to be persistent in proclaiming the Word of God. In the gospel (Luke 18:1-8) Jesus tells the parable of the Persistent Widow, who kept bothering the judge until he heard her.
Do I give up in prayer, especially when I don’t get instant gratification? Here are some ideas: