TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year C

Gospel: Luke 18:1-8

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Jesus told the disciples a parable on the necessity of praying always and not losing heart: “Once there was a judge in a certain city who respected neither God nor people.  A widow in that city kept coming to the judge saying, ‘Give me my rights against my opponent.’  For a time the judge refused, but finally the judge thought, ‘I care little for God or People, but this widow is wearing me out.  I am going to settle in her favor or she will end by doing me violence.’ ”

Jesus said, ”Listen to what the corrupt judge has to say.  Will not God then do justice to the chosen who call out day and night?  Will God delay long over them, do you suppose?  I tell you, God will give them swift justice.  But when the Chosen One comes, will there be any faith on earth to be found?”

The Good News as spoken through Luke.