|“Parable of the Unjust Judge” by Nikola Sarić (http://www.nikolasaric.de/)|
The Inauguration and the Unjust JudgeBy Scott Bader-Saye
What does the church have to say to those who are not sure justice will be on their side?
In Luke 18 Jesus tells a parable of a persistent widow and an unjust judge. Luke prefaces the parable by saying that “Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart” (18:1). Unlike other parables that present us with a loving father awaiting the return of the prodigal son, a woman gently kneading leaven into her bread, a lowly seed destined to become a mighty tree, or a shepherd searching for a lost sheep, this parable presents us with a figure who is not particularly likable and certainly not intended to be directly compared to God.
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