October 16, 2018
Perseverance is a great virtue. Many times in the world today we expect things to be done in a moment – just add water and stir. Things of value are not acquired in a moment, but require a dedication and persistence. We cannot give up, or give in, but persevere in responding to God and doing his will. The persistence of the widow in the gospel today calls us to also be persevering in our prayer before God. We may see ourselves as “pestering” God, but many times our perseverance is the means by which our prayer is purified, that we go from telling God how to answer our prayer to come to the point to sincerely pray “your will be done”. May our perseverance in prayer help us to discover the will of God.