West End United Methodist Church

Prayer and Justice

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

This is in a sermon series based on passages from Luke as Jesus travels from Galilee to Jerusalem.  In today’s reading, Jesus tells a parable about a widow who repeatedly pleads to a judge for justice without result.  The judge does not fear God and declines to act.  In some ways it is humorous because the judge finally gives in, just to get her off his back.  Widows were among the outcast and hopeless in that day, so this is likely a parable that shows that the result of persistent prayer can be justice.  Justice is when all people are treated as God’s children, equally.  And perhaps the persistence represents God’s persistent call for justice.  Maybe we need to ask ourselves whether we, as God’s believers and children, are persistent in that call.   (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)

References

  • Luke :18.1-8

Downloads

Early Service Bulletin (10/16/2022)

Late Service Bulletin (10/16/2022)

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