I CAN DO ALL THINGS!

Wednesday, 22nd January – Wednesday of week 2

Reflection: 1 Samuel 17:32-37, 40-51

I CAN DO ALL THINGS!

Today’s reading recounts the story of how David, while in his youth and inexperienced in battle killed the Goliath, the philistine giant that threatened the Israelite army. Noteworthy in the account of this event is David’s unwavering reliance on God. The only reason he stood before the giant without fear was that he trusted that God would give the Philistine into his hands (2 Samuel 17:37, 45-46).

Dear young friend, are there challenges that beset you for which no way out seems feasible? Are there difficulties you face each day at school, work, home etc? David gives us an insight into how these problems can be solved. When we are faced with challenges or difficulties that seem overwhelming, we must look up to God to find the required grace, strength and direction. “Nothing is impossible for the one who believes”, Christ tells us.

Like David, you and I can find courage and direction if we trust absolutely in God and ask for His help as we face the challenges of life, we will find out that the seemingly impossible situation will give way as Christ strengthens us to do all things (Philippians 4:13).

PRAYER: My heavenly Father, please help me to trust in you wholeheartedly especially when faced with the challenges of life. May I find strength and courage in you always. Amen.

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 219 – How often must a Catholic Christian participate in the celebration of the Eucharist?

A Catholic Christian is obliged to attend Holy Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation. Anyone who is really seeking Jesus’ friendship responds as often as possible to Jesus’ personal invitation to the feast.

HIDE A TREASURE

“I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 RSV-CE

Readings for today: 1 Samuel 17:32-37, 40-51; Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10; Mark 3: 1-6

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