Posted by: livingscripture | January 17, 2018

Wednesday 2 of Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Week Two of Ordinary Time

 

WORD of the DAY 

“You come against me with sword and spear and scimitar, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have insulted.  Today the LORD shall deliver you into my hand. (1 Samuel 17: 45)

How shall I live this Word?

He will fall into adultery with Bathsheba and kill her husband viciously.  The correction from God will be strong.  But now, David has a free and innocent heart and is attentive to God’s indications to work for the good of all.  Therefore, God touched him to fight a dangerous enemy of his people: The Philistines among whom was the famous Goliath who was an invincible soldier.

The biblical text pits them one against the other.  The terrible Goliath is fully armed, ‘to the teeth’, we would say with the typical expression of certain circumstances.  David, the youth, on the other hand, boldly presents himself armed only with a slingshot and a stone.

The clash takes place with the immediate victory of David, but he has clarified the meaning of his fearless courage. Indeed, he enters the challenge with a daring heart, because his invincible strength is the ‘Name’, that is, the Presence of God.

Lord, grant that I may live always in Your omnipotent and loving Presence.  Grant that I may believe, with You and in You, that evil cannot ever conquer me.

The Voice of Blaise Paschal

Nature has perfections that show they are the image of God and defects to show they are only in His image.

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