The widow in today’s parable did not give up. She kept “bothering” the judge by coming to him and asking for a decision in her favor. Ultimately, her persistence caught his attention and influenced his behavior. Jesus seems to be teaching us that this quality of faithful persistence is a good one to have. Thus, he advises us to pray always.
Clearly, it is prayer that nourishes our relationship with the Lord. Similarly, with our families and friends, it is good listening and speaking that bonds us together. In addition, when our prayer life keeps us close to the Lord wonderful things happen because we get inspired to do wonderful things.
At the Festival last weekend, Monsignor Murray came down in his wheelchair, bought $100 worth of tickets and wheeled around giving them to any children he met. There was the woman who bought a silent auction item because she knew her friend wanted it and then, gifted it to her friend. There was the parishioner who turned in two books of blank raffle tickets with the $50 and instructions to write the name of a needy person on them! Yes, indeed, those close to the Lord do wonderful things.
Congratulations to the raffle winners. The third prize of $500 was won by Sheree Nalapo, the second prize of $1,500 was won by Shannon Marks and the big winner of $5,000 was Jerry Dumpert. Congratulation to all the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our 20th Festival so great.
God bless you all,
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