Lord, help me to be willing to do Your work and to trust that You will provide
2nd Week in Ordinary Time (Year A) : Friday 19th January 2024
1 Sam. 24:3-21; Ps.56:2-4,6,11;
Mk. 3:13-19 (Ps. Wk. II)
David’s behaviour illustrates the thinking of a righteous person. Saul had been pursuing David to kill him and unknowingly, he walked into the cave where David and his men were resting. David had the perfect opportunity to kill Saul, but he didn’t. Why not? David respected Saul’s position as God’s anointed one. He did not respect Saul’s behaviour, but he did respect his position.
It is interesting, though, that David wasn’t humble enough just to let Saul to leave – he wanted Saul to know that he behaved more righteously than Saul. Are we willing to follow God’s Will without bragging about it?
In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus chose His disciples on a mountain. In the Bible a mountain is often the site of an encounter with God. Earlier Jesus had called Simon Peter and his brother Andrew as well as James and John who were also brothers. Now He stepped away from the crowds and named twelve to be His Apostles. These men were not educated but Jesus knew that they were willing. God is interested in our availability; He will provide the ability.
Lord, help me to be willing to do Your work and to trust that You will provide.