Jesus’ Parable of the Unjust Judge paraphrased for a Modern Context

15
May

(Luke 18:1-8) “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, ‘There was a certain bank named Wells Fargo worth $300 billion that neither concerned itself with God’s judgment nor had any respect for ordinary people. In a certain city called Parsippany, NJ there was a 63 year old pastor of modest means who had served his church for 30 years. Thanks to the bank misinterpreting its video footage and providing pictures to the State Police of the old pastor depositing his checks into the ATM where he had banked for a dozen years, the pictures went viral on the internet as those of a man wanted for allegedly depositing fraudulent checks. Given an opportunity to correct its mistake, the bank doubled down, and the old pastor got arrested. Not only that, but the pictures the bank provided ended up getting the old pastor arrested.

‘Although the judge threw out the charges for lack of evidence, the bank refused to apologize or do right by the pastor for the trauma it had caused him and his family, as well as the threat they’d made to his reputation.

‘The old pastor kept coming to the big bank demanding justice. For a while the big bank refused; but later it said to itself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this old pastor keeps bothering me, I will grant him justice, so that he may not wear me out by continually coming.” ’ And the Lord said, ‘Listen to what the crooked bank says. And will not God grant justice to those who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them.'”

And that, my friends, is why I keep tweeting.

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