Today we are told of David's rise to power and his reign as king. He conquers all who were in his way and unites the Israelites. David grew more powerful because the Lord of Hosts was with him.
One more thing: Jesus conquers Satan and he makes no bones about telling the scribes who is in charge of this world. Do I really believe that 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me'? Do I have the faith of David? Do I claim victory over all adversity in the name of Christ who conquered sin and death? This past week was challenging and I found myself cowering to my life's circumstances. Instead, I begin today with a renewed faith, the faith of a young boy who throws stones and slays giants. The faith that enabled St. Vincent to endure terrible torture rather than forsake the name of Christ. The faith that my Savior who conquered Satan himself will stand beside me in all challenges big and small.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for claiming victory over sin and death so that I may be with you for eternity. Help me to remember that I am called to the vocation of motherhood by you, just as David was called to be king. And with you I can conquer all the challenges of this vocation: sick children, sleepless nights, worry, teens, toddlers, homework, sibling fighting, and all the other things that discourage me. Give me a faith like David's so that I may live this vocation to the fullest. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. Vincent, pray for me.