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Will God delay long?

Have you ever answered a rhetorical question the wrong way? I have. I did it with today’s gospel. In our gospel, Jesus tells us a parable with a purpose. Not a hidden purpose, not one of those things you have to tease out and puzzle over. No, Luke makes it quite clear. Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. Why does he do this? Well, we’re not told explicitly, but it’s a pretty good bet that it was because his disciples were starting to lose heart and forget about their need to pray always. Does that ever happen to you? Sure it does. It happens to all of us. Life can be overwhelming at times. The world we live in can be unjust, w

What do you see?

In many parts of Africa, when people meet, there is a particular greeting that is exchanged. The first person says “God is good, all the time” And the second responds, “All the time, God is good” It’s a beautiful way of greeting one another. And isn’t it curious that this beautiful way of greeting one another comes from a part of the world that has faced more than its share of challenges? There was an Ethiopian man who used to come to St. Albans, and each time we met he would greet me with “God is good, all the time” and I would respond with “All the time, God is good”. Ethiopia is a country which has been plagued by famine and war. This man’s life was a difficult life. And yet he always

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