29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Today’s Gospel story is about the persistent widow who finally wore out the judge and got her request granted. It’s a story that inspires all of us to be persistent in our quest for faith. Success guru Dale Carnegie once said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Carnegie reminds us of persistent people like the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Edison tried for years to make a light bulb. His team worked thousands of experiments, attempting to find the right combination of materials for a practial light bulb. After years of failures, the ever-optimistic Edison told a reporter, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” In the end, his invention changed the world. Surely, greater persistence on our part will change our lives.
Deacon Dick Folger