This Tiny Japanese Beetle

The cycle was the same. Everytime I’d go into the bathroom, I’d see this little Japanese Beatle crawling out of the drain. I’d turn on the faucet, and I’d wash that little bug down the drain. After the 5th time, I gave up. That tiny bug won the right to not drown and be washed away. Persistence.

“Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said,  “There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being.  And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, ‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’  For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, ‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.’”  The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.  Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Matthew 13: 44-49

Do you pray with persistence? Do you practice your Catholic Faith with persistence? Do you defend your Catholic faith with persistence? Do you perform acts of Mercy with persistence?

Think of that small bug. That little bug wore me out in a battle it didn’t know we were having. I have to admit, I have a grudging admiration for that creature of God. Who knew? God used that bug to teach me a lesson.

Persistence. You don’t need to be the salt of the earth if you are persistent like that little bug. I think I’ll name him Ralph. He just didn’t quit, and now he’s on the counter. Persistence, it should be a virtue.

 

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