A reflection on the Gospel reading for November 17, 2007 (Luke 18:1-8 ) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.
When I first came to the monastery, I read those words of Christ: "When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?" (Luke 18;8) and I thought, "Of course He will!" I would never have believed otherwise. But now, when I go to town I see that it's not such a silly question. Actually, it's very possible that He won't find faith. It's not because people have rejected God outright-- rather it's because they don't pursue Him. No one has time to pray. Every second is filled with noise.
This is one way we can help change the world-- by taking our prayer time seriously. Be jealous of it!