Sermon Introduction –
Have you ever “lost heart” for a time? The persistent widow was relentless, and wore down even an unjust judge. She didn’t lose heart. Who are you in this story? Better yet, who and where is God? Jesus walks with us whether we are “hearty” or not. We need to take heart now for the exciting journey ahead.
Introduction to our readings –
Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is Christ’s encouragement in the gospel today. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.