I don’t know if you saw it but on Facebook there were pictures of brooms standing up all by themselves in people’s kitchens, seemingly defying gravity!
And what it led to was the question of what was really happening? Was it a hoax, or was there a unique physical explanation?
In today’s first reading we hear about how Queen Sheba felt drawn to King Solomon. She, like many characters in both the Old and New Testaments, are drawn to men and women who are living a deep relationship with God. She wants to see for herself if King Solomon is all that she has heard. She tested him with subtle questions.
What if one of our family members, friends, or co-workers were to ask us subtle or not so subtle questions about our faith? Do we have the knowledge and the words to express what God means to us?
In today’s Gospel, there is the reminder from Jesus to be aware of what is going on in our hearts and minds. Our vices could be pulling us in the wrong direction. The state of our hearts allow God to heal us and strengthen us in the virtues
We have been drawn to God's presence. We come with our questions believing that God will show us what we need to continue to grow in love and faith, beginning with Him. We can be a witness of God's presence for our families and all that we meet.
May God bless you and your families 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!