Parable of the Unjust Judge


Parable of the Unjust Judge: Luke 18. 1-8

There once was a judge who had no fear of God,

had no respect for people and his sentences were hard.

But a most persistent widow kept him firmly on his toes,

She wanted justice (that’s how the story goes.)

Please Lord, please Lord, do consider me

I’m begging on my knees.

Day after day, she wouldn’t go away,

She harassed him, and bothered him, and dared to have her say.

For she believed that her cause was worth the fight,

So she kept hounding him every noon and night.

Do Lord, do Lord, oh do consider me

I’m begging on my knees.

At last this judge who didn’t wanna budge,

gave in at last, and didn’t hold a grudge.

He silently longed for peace to come about, and,

for her to go away, so she wouldn’t wear him out.

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?

Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Mancomes, will he find faith on the earth?”

© Sheila Hamil Saturday 18th January 2014