Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him, asking, ‘Give me justice in this case against my adversary.’ For a while he refused but finally said to himself, I don’t fear God or respect people, but I will give this widow justice because she keeps bothering me. Otherwise, there will be no end to her coming here and embarrassing me.” The Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. Won’t God provide justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he be slow to help them? I tell you, he will give them justice quickly. But when the Human One comes, will he find faithfulness on earth?” (Luke 18:1-8, CEB)
Help! I need somebody
Help! Not just anybody
Help! You know I need someone
Why do you help people?
The story tells us of a judge that helps a woman because she keeps coming to him and asking and he tires of her wearing him down, so he gives in and helps. Is this a good reason to help someone?
We do not help to get something.
We do not help to get the marks we need to get to heaven.
We do not help for any selfish reasons.
We help because it is to love the other and God asks us to love God and love people. So we help because in helping we are loving.
So help those around you.
Loving People. Loving God.