Pastor’s Corner for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C by Rev. Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ

The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C point us to the utmost importance of persevering in prayer. In the first reading Moses becomes tired in prayer and Aaron and Hur support him. The psalm declares “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”. In the second reading Paul tells us to be persistent in proclaiming the Word of God, and in the gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the Persistent Widow, who kept bothering the judge until he heard her.

This is an invitation that sometimes we must wait. That doesn’t mean giving up. But we must be persistent. Like the widow who is waiting for a just judgement from the corrupt judge, we must wait for the day when we live in the Kingdom of God. That day will come, but we must trust in God. Sometimes we want immediate justice in our lives. When someone hurts us, we would like God to rain down justice upon them. But that doesn’t always happen. We might be tempted to think that God does not hear us. He does, but God’s ways are not our ways. We must have faith. And we must keep praying and trusting that God is with us.

If our life is a struggle, we must know that in Jesus the victory has already been won. To be in the struggle is to be winning the struggle because we rely not on our own strength but on the cross of Christ. So, if our hands are raised in prayer, then in this life or the next we will share in Christ’s victory.

  • Persistence in prayer
  • Not giving up
  • Trusting in God
  • Supporting each other
  • Spiritual works of mercy

Are our points for reflection this week. 

As we journey in this month of October, let us renew our devotion to Our Lady in times of conflict and despair. Let us also take this opportunity to pray for all the sick in our parish, especially, Ms Elizabeth Mooi and Mrs Julia Nkole.

May God Bless and keep you safe.

Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ

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