It is 12th November 2016. We celebrate the memorial of St Josaphat, Bishop and the Martyr. He held firmly to Catholic unity against the Orthodox and just as firmly to Byzantine rights against the Latins. He is the great martyr to the cause of unity. The readings are from 3 John 5-8; and the Gospel from Luke 18:1-8. St. John encourages us to be a part of the missionary endeavours by supporting those who are working for the spread of the Gospel. He commends a tremendous hospitality and sharing of our resources with such missionaries of the Church. We each one can leave a mark on the work and building of the missionaries by contributing our resources with love. “It is our duty to welcome men of this sort and contribute our share to their work for the truth.” (3 Jn.8). The responsorial Psalm prays, “Happy the person who fears the Lord.” (Ps.111:1). The Gospel reminds us to be persistent in prayer. If the unjust judge could respond to persistent knocking, how much more will a loving and caring God respond to us when we are persistent in our prayers. God does not ignore our tears offered in prayers. Let us not give up easily when there is so much of delay in getting what we have asked the Lord. Our prayer to the Lor d makes us better prepared to face any given situation and strengthens our faith and hope. We shall never be tired again to present our situations to the Lord as many times as required. There is no one who could listened to our pains and hold our tears as the Lord does it. There is no one to respond to us with such resources except our loving God. May God bless you and have a good day.

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