Friday, October 15, 2010

Ur Sunday Dose: ...Will He Find Faith?

October 17, 2010
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lk 18,1-8


The Gospel is a little bit catchy today. We hear the parable of the dishonest Judge who takes heed to a bothering widow who begs him day and night to please give justice to a certain problem. Jesus says thus, Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them?

Yes, this one goes to those who pray without faith, and those who pray like commanding God to do something ASAP. God answers all our prayers, in due time. We may be growing tired of asking God of something which is important to us. But with that, we learn the virtue of unceasing prayer. This is important for us, since it will teach us the value of patience, and the essence of praising Him every moment of our lives.

What should we do? Pray with faith. Lots of faith.

But Jesus asks at the end of the Proclamation, But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?

In these modern times, when everything is instant, we even ask God to instantly give us something that should be given us sometime soon. When we wait for a long time and still no response is received from God, we grow tired and weary of praying, we tend to give up. We lose our faith in Him, and we could say, Naku! Akala ko Diyos ka na nakikinig sa mga dasal namin? Bakit hanggang ngayon, ay hindi mo pa rin pinagbibigyan ang mga dasal namin?

This is the matter of our faith now, Give this, or You are not God; give that to us or we would never believe you anymore. Very awkward because of the sense itself, God following man, not man following God.

Jesus reminds us today, that God answers our prayers, in due time. We just need to pray non-stop; we need to pray with lots of faith. Like the bothering widow of today's parable, we continue to ask God for our daily needs. But as we ask Him of all of our petitions, we ask Him of the grace of faith and patience, that we may be able to wait and keep watch for the time that He will give us our needs.

Who knows? Christ may come to our lives today, later, or right now. When He comes and sees faith - even if it might be that of a Mustard seed - on our lives and our prayers, He will surely give us our needs.

This thing, my brothers. Everything in His time and providence. We just need to pray unceasingly, and with lots of faith.


1 comment:

  1. Salamat po sa lahat ng nagbabasa at tumatangkilik sa UR SUNDAY DOSE!!! Inaamin ko pong isa lang akong baguhan sa pagbibigay ng Sunday Gospel Reflections, at marami pa po akong pagdadaanan sa ministry ko na ito.

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