3:14), standing (Luke 18
:1013), and even lying face down (Matt.
This person's persistence reminds me of Jesus' parable about the persistent widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18
. A widow had continually come before the judge to plead for justice in a dispute with an enemy (Luke 18
Akinwale, the LAWNA Missionary Secretary, urged clergies to make Luke 18
: 8 - 'When the Son of Man comes, shall he find faith on earth?' the Church's driving force.
That latter parable from Luke 18
sounds strangely like today's Gospel in which an unrelenting mother badgers a healing from the reluctant Jesus.
Hilary Deakin read Luke 18
1-8 , 2 Timothy chpt 3 v 14-17 and chpt 4 v1-5, on which the sermon was based.
Jesus really loved the rich man but could not accept him until he had disposed of all his wealth (Luke 18
The father of three boys - Joe, 19, Luke 18
, and Daniel 15 - knows all about that dilemma, and the awful predicament of having to swallow your principles for the sake of your children's future.
That's what Luke does here: this parable is about two things: "[our] need to pray always and not to lose heart" (Luke 18
5:17) as well as Jesus' telling his disciples an entire parable about the "necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary" (Luke 18
In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18
:9), the Pharisee thanks God that he's not as bad as some people; the tax collector humbly says, "God, have mercy on me, a sinner".
Is this ill will towards God and the refusal to repent at the end of time not confirmed by Jesus when he says: "when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" (Luke 18
In particular, I call for a study of the sayings in the gospels in which Jesus calls himself "the Son of Man" and in the same context refers to "the earth" (Matthew 9:28; 12:38-42; 24:27-30; Luke 18
:8; 21:35-36; John 12:23-24; 12:32-34).