Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
A reading from St. Luke’s Gospel (18:1-8):
Then [Jesus] told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, “There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, ‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’ For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, ‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.’” The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says. 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? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Yesterday was the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. I pray very much for the conversion of all unbelievers that they come to believe in Our Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart and pray regularly and go to Holy Mass at least every Sunday. I also prayed for the unity of all Christians.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“Be people of truth My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who believe in My Son Jesus and pray regularly. What does the parable of the persistent widow mean? The judge is God the Father and the persistent widow is each one of you. You know that you are all sinners and you need to repent of your sins. Go to My Son Jesus and ask Him for what you need. Do not ask Him only once but go every day until you receive what you ask Him. Often your Lord might not give you what you need immediately until He sees that you are truly a person of faith. Some people ask only once and refuse to ask again. They think the Lord is gone or asleep. No, He hears all your prayers and everything you ask. Go with great faith and humility to Him and you will receive what you ask. This widow received at the end what she wanted and you too will receive the special gift from God.
“I am praying for you all that you follow Jesus, My Son, and that you make use of all the graces given to you. Love one another and forgive all those who hurt you in any way. I love you all.”