Vol: 46, No.55 29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) October 20 2019  
were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (120)
Response: Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall come my help? My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth. R/
May he never allow you to stumble! Let him sleep not, your guard. No, he sleeps not nor slumbers, Israel’s guard. R/
The Lord is your guard and your shade; at your right side he stands. By day the sun shall not smite you nor the moon in the night. R/
The Lord will guard you form evil, he will guard your soul. The Lord will guard your going and coming both now and forever. R/


(In this passage we have a clear mention of the divine inspiration of the Bible. Paul tells Timothy that all Scripture is inspired by God and can be used profitably for teaching and correction).
A reading from the Second Letter of St Paul to Timothy (3:14—4:2)
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge
the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.
The Word of the Lord
Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia! (Eph 1:17-18)
(The gospel of today gives the parable of the dishonest judge. The judge neither fears God nor cares about human beings but the woman’s persistence compels him to grant her request).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke (18:1-8)
Jesus told his disciples a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Vindicate me against my adversary.’ For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
The Gospel of the Lord
I believe in God,/.....
Cel: The question of Jesus regarding faith on earth at his second coming is
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