Unlike most parables, this time the Gospel writer leads off telling us what the story is all about. By having us assume the role of the widow and God the role of the judge we are told of the need to be persistent with our prayer to God. So safe to say, the vast majority of churchgoers this weekend are hearing a homily about the need to pray always. And while prayer is important to us, that is not the homily you will be hearing today.
Because there is more. And to see what is hidden under the surface of this parable, it requires you to turn the story upside down. Only then will you find the second meaning that may just have you rethinking your life.
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