DAY 317 OF 365 IN 2021
Reference text: Luke 18:1-8
Luke 18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
When there is contention over anything, one can always decipher that behind the fierce battles are one of two reasons: some one attempting to take something which does not belong to them or another trying their hardest to protect something that they consider their due.
The widows words are rendered in a version of scriptures ‘defend my rights against my adversary’ in describing the words spoken to the judge by the widow. Therefore, the only reason this widow was so eager to seek for help in putting up a fight was because she had knowledge of two things: ” her rights” & “her adversary”.
Armed with that information, she knew exactly on whose doors to knock and what request to make – and did so consistently until her request was listened to. It may sound like a cliche but we should also be able to say with confidence: ‘I know what is mine, who to ask for it from and how to do it’. Hence, the umbrella of the text – pray continually.
Blessed Luigi orione used these words ‘Without Prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him’. We can have knowledge of our rights and whatever else we may need, however, we must not forget that the first place to ask for them is on our knees, in prayer”