Monday, July 22, 2013

God fights for us, we only have to keep still: Daily Mass Homily--Monday, July 22nd, 2013

           Our first reading gives a great principal for our spiritual lives.  On the brink of fleeing from the Egyptians, Moses encourages his fearful people by saying, “The LORD himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”
            Each of us will face temptations and persecution from evil.  At such moments we may naturally ask, “What can I do to fight?”  The answer is given succinctly by Moses—we do not fight.  We let God fight.  We only have to keep still.  Our Psalm this morning speaks of God’s majesty—He is gloriously triumphant, magnificent in power, a warrior and a savior—and this is the one Who fights our battles. 
            The saints are a great witness to humility in the spiritual battle for souls.  Mary Magdalene was delivered of seven demons, not by her own power, but by the power of Jesus Christ.  She was sent as the apostle to the apostles, not from her initiative but Christ’s. 
            This morning renew your trust in God.  He is the one who will fight whatever battles you are facing today and in the future.

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