A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

David and Goliath

Today’s first reading (1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51) presents us with the account of the battle between David and Goliath.

In today’s world, we might sometimes feel intimidated by a selfish and secularizing culture that wields so many social, cultural, and even governmental weapons against the faithful.

No matter what we may face, we may find courage in David’s words to Goliath:

You come against me
with sword and spear and scimitar,
but I come against you

in the name of the LORD of hosts...