“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.”
Sometimes, Luke makes things easy for us, or at least he appears to.
Before we even get to the parable,
before we even read the story,
Luke provides us with the moral, the meaning,
the golden nugget of truth to extract from Jesus’ words and to stick in our pocket.
And it’s this: Always pray. Do not lose heart.”
One might think that my work here is finished.
But it’s not.
It would be a travesty if we walked away from this parable with only those words.
That’s because we would miss what this parable says about God,
about what God desires for us and from us,
about what God promises us.
- Luke 18:1 - 8