Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: When we’re abused, neglected, rejected, abandoned, or falsely accused, God comes to our rescue. And speedily, he says in Luke 18:1-8, the Gospel reading for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. What? He’s not standing up for you fast enough? Is he breaking his promise with you?
Although God often seems way too slow, whether it takes months or years (and it often does) before your problem gets resolved, Jesus is in fact at your side immediately delivering you from evil, in the very moment you begin to cry out to him.
The real question is not “Where is Jesus?” nor “Why doesn’t he care enough to help me sooner?” The question that matters – for the healing of our souls – is stated in the last sentence of this Gospel passage: As he’s arriving to help us, do we greet him with faith? Or is fear spinning our minds in such turmoil that we don’t see him as he stands right next to us offering a helping hand?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, healing ministry, prayer groups, divorced and separated ministry, faith sharing communities, RCIA, etc.