For 20 October 2019, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 18:1-8
Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, â€œIn a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, â€˜Grant me justice against my opponent.â€™ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, â€˜Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.â€™â€ And the Lord said, â€œListen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.