Scripture Reflections for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 147

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AmalekBattleChurchCommunityCrossEncourageEternityFaithFocusHopeJoshuaJudgmentMissionMosesPerseverePersistentPrayerTransformationUrgencyViolenceWidow

Psalm 121:1-8
2 Timothy 3:14-17, 4:1-2

“We can never love God as God loves us but it should be the work of our lives, our entire life to try”

Fr. Oscar Pratt |
Luke 18:1-8

“If you see lots of darkness and sin and falling away from the faith, what do we do? Do we lose heart, right? Do we give up? Jesus says, 'no.' Your response to apostasy should be to pray constantly and not to lose heart, not to give up. To persevere in prayer.”

"Parable of the Persistent Widow" | Brant Pitre |

“Sometimes we get frustrated with God in prayer because we are praying for a specific resolution that isn't the best resolution. Perhaps God's resolution might cost us a little more but it might be better for humanity or it might be better for me in the long run.”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |
Overall Readings

“Where do we find strength, the inner resources, to trust God hears and will act and not to lose heart?”

Rhonda Miska |

“I challenge you to hang him there. Do not give up. Remember, good things come to those who wait but better things come to those who pray while they wait”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“the street light effect occurs when people only search for something where it is easiest to look. So often the truth is to be found where it is dark and difficult to search. Prayer is often like wrestling with God in the night.”

"Persistent Prayer" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“the communal presence is necessary to continue a communal hope and there is resistance against any kind of hopelessness”

Jessica Kerber, aci |