On the weekend of October 19-20, 2019, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we heard the parable of the widow and the unjust judge, in which the old woman's perseverance convinces a powerful and fearless crook to render a justice judgement on her behalf. Fr. Mark's homily reminds us that Jesus is not equating God to the crooked judge, but contrasting the two: If even a wicked person can be convinced to act justly, imagine how much more we can trust in God, who is perfectly good and just, to do right for us? Father urges us to persevere in prayer against temptation and darkness, but to always add, "Let your will be done" to the end of our prayers, remembering that God's will is always for our good, even if it doesn't match our own.
Check out the readings and homilies in English and Spanish at the links below: