God expects great things from us … it sounds kind of daunting but it’s not what so many people hear or tell themselves.
Each of us needs faith to counter our own insecurities due to past or current struggles or setbacks.
In today’s reading from Maccabees, the king doesn’t see the role that the mother played in teaching the faith to her sons. He doesn’t understand the strength of this gift of faith given by God and what that allows her sons to overcome.
The servant in today’s Gospel from Luke represents any of us who is constrained by fear of failure.
But God’s message is that with faith in Him, we are meant for excellence! It’s true that there can only be one winner of race but it’s also true that God wants us to run to win.
Is there an example from your own life where your faith gave you strength to persevere through a situation you didn’t think you could handle?
Never sell yourself or others short when it comes to the potential to overcome odds stacked against us!
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!