Sunday Teaser

by Sean Foster on October 15, 2013

This Sunday we will look at the parable of the Persistent Widow. The parable is about prayer. In the parable, who are we, and who is God? Who does the Widow represent and who does the Unjust Judge represent? What parallels do we find in this parable? Below is the text.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, ‘In 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, “Grant me justice against my opponent.” For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “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.” ’ And the Lord said, ‘Listen 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?’
(Luke 18:1-8 NRSV)

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