To pray like a persistent child
Oftentimes, we conceptualize the teaching of discipline as the person being obedient and staying put. Yet, it is fascinating how the parables encourage us to be persistent, “makulit” even, when we pray.
Maybe we can find insight here: we teach “discipline” up to the moment when a person develops one’s own moral compass tempered by one’s own strengths, then fortified by virtues lived by role models.
Such is the paradox of our lives: as children, we grow wise with age then become adults. Then as adults, we grow wiser when we realize that children have natural inclinations to be good. Maybe, to be an adult is to be an enlightened child.
Luke 18:1-8. “… because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 289: OCTOBER 16, 2022]