Gather around as the Rabbi tells us a story:
"In a city like this one, there once was a Judge who neither obeyed God nor respected people. And in that city, there was a homeless woman; she had no money, no power, no political pull - no influence. Over and yet some more, she appeared before the judge seeking justice against her oppressor. Yet, the oppressor was a rich white man, a donor to many officials, a mover and a shaker in high-society, a man of great influence and power. Justice never went her way, but always she stood up and spoke out against oppression!
The Judge grew weary of her persistence, and thought: 'I fear no god or man, but this little gnat is so annoying! The next time, I think I'll just give her the verdict, just to shut her up!' If this were a Greek tragedy, the poor woman would have in the meanwhile given up without ever knowing justice; but, this is not that kind of story!
Do you remember what the unjust justice said? If even he can grant justice, how much more can you expect from a just God? Will God ignore your tears? Will God leave you all alone, helpless and hopeless? Of course not! In mercy and grace, he will grant justice at once!
When I return, what will I find? Will I find the faith to seek justice? Will I see the will to grant justice?"
(From Luke 18:1-8)