Wednesday in the 2nd week in the ordinary time of the Year two (C)
Theme: Power in the name
In today’s 1st reading, we are presented with the familiar story of David and Goliath. It is a message that is packed with a lot of lessons for us as Christians and children of God. The action of David to fight Goliath can be referred to as full hardiness, but David was going into the battle with faith in God. He believed that God will fight the battle for him and grant him victory and God did not disappoint him. While Goliath trusted in his strength and believed that he will destroy David. His strength failed him, and he was defeated by David. This shows us that it is very dangerous for us to rely on our individual strength, without involving God; that was the problem of Goliath. While David relied absolutely on God as he went for the battle. In every battle or challenge we encounter in life, we must learn to hand it over to God; he never fails or disappoints all those who trust in him. Always remember that the battle is of the Lord.
In the Gospel reading, Jesus heals the man with a withered hand on the Sabbath day and encountered challenges from the Pharisees and the Herodians. Yet, that did not stop him from doing what was right at that time. Never get tired of standing for what is good and right, no matter the oppositions you encounter. Remember, the battle is of the Lord.
May the Lord grant us the grace to remain steadfast at all times. Peace be with you.