16 October 2022 – Sunday 29C (61C)

(Luke 18:1-8)
Denying justice,
the judge deserves the black eye*
feared from the widow.

Her cry for justice
persists today, often crushed,
where the unjust rule.

Following Jesus,
we are called to stand with her
and to not lose heart.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2022
* From the Greek. Most, if not all, translations render this in ‘polite’ language, e.g. ‘so that she may not finally come and slap me in the face’ (NRSV)
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