God helped them get up again when they fell, and then again and again, to continue the journey of growing and living for God.
The Word of God is personal and it can speak to each of us.
When each one of us, as a son or daughter of God, hears the readings at Mass or in our own reading of Scripture, we believe that God is speaking directly to us ... in the different moments of our day … in those that are challenging as well as the joyful.
We’re supposed to make the connections. For example, in the case of King David in today’s reading, wanting to do what is right and then at times missing the mark; sometimes by a mile.
But how did David, and sometimes we, get to this point? Perhaps the answer is a lack of faith in the Lord’s power and presence on earth. It’s not hard to believe that God is in charge in Heaven, but like King David, do we at times think God’s power doesn’t extend to earth and in particular to our own lives?
God is personally calling out to each one of us and each of our families to begin again, inspired by the faith of King David and certainly our Saint today, Saint Agatha.
May God bless you and your families on this holy day!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!