Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Wis. 18:14-16, 19:6-9 | Ps. 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43 | Lk. 18:1-8
Wisdom recalls the story of the Exodus with the emphasis being placed on God’s miraculous coming to release the Israelites from Pharaoh’s hold leading them across the waters of the Red Sea. Jesus tells the story of the widow who kept knocking at the door of the unjust judge. Jesus tells us that God, who is all loving, will hear the prayers of those who call out to Him more readily than the unjust judge. God’s desire is to grant justice to all. God will answer our requests. What God wants is our faith and trust just as the Israelites had to trust God in their suffering and as the woman trusted that the judge would finally grant her request. Trust is one of the virtues we must practice in our lives if we are to have our prayers answered.
Consider the desires of your heart. Where are you looking for justice in your life? How do you trust God to grant you your request? Ask God for the grace to do so.