Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. * * * * * * * There are days when I don't want to hear another parable! I don't want a story.....I want....I want....ARGH....I want YOU, JESUS! There are days when I grow weary of arching the back of my mind in tantrum at all that is happening in the world, in people's lives, in my own things "done and left undone," that I finally catch my breath. The din of the rhetoric around me and inside my own head quiets and I hear something. Something like "There, there, little one. It will be all right." And the heart that I was close to losing, stirs at the sound of truth. * * * * * * * Holy God, okay, I am ready to hear that story now. Amen.