Homily, Wednesday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time, Year C

I Samuel 17:32-33, 37,40—51
Psalm 144:1,2,9—10(R. 1a)
Mark 3:1-6

One with God is Majority. This phrase has been on the mouth of many Christians. But, how many are really ready to be a majority with God. One thing that draws us back is the fear that comes when we encounter obstacles.

In the first reading 1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37,40—51, David conquers Goliath first in his mind, in his spirit before the physical manifestation. And looking beyond he sees not the strong Goliath but God’s power and greatness.

Thus, David refuses to be intimidated. He says to Saul, “the Lord who delivered me from the paw of the Lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of the Philistines. And to Goliath he says, “You come to me with a sword and with spear, and with a Javelin;but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, God…of Israel.”

In the Gospel Mark 3:1-6, Jesus never did mind the fury of the Pharisees and the Herodians around him, cures fearlessly a man with withered hand on the Sabbath.

Child of God, one way to overcome fear is to become aware of the God’s greatness, and exalt him like David above what is causing fear in our lives.

When we allow fear to rule us, we are vanquished and unable to allow the spirit of God to work through us, the spirit we received at Baptism; the spirit of power and love.

If God allows a Goliath in front of you, He must have put a David inside of you. So, for every obstacle allowed by God, there’s an equal overcoming grace.

Bless be the Lord, our rock!!!

Fr. Henrycharles Umelechi

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