Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 18th, 2022Tags: , 250 words7.6 min read
Get Over It

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Get Over It

Sometimes God doesn’t walk around with subtleties.  Samuel is lamenting the fact that Saul is not turning out to be a good king.  Maybe Saul and Samuel were able to start a good friendship.  How difficult is it for you to give advice to your families and friends?  And what if they are like Saul, who doesn’t care about hearing your word, or even ignores your words, what should you do?

God tells Samuel to stop being sad/grieving.  In other words, get over it.  And he tells Samuel to go to Bethlehem to anoint the next king.  Something human happens here.  Samuel is worried about his safety.  If Saul finds out, Samuel thinks his life will be in danger.  It may not be life-threatening, but you know when friends and family turn against you.

The point is this: God is in control.  If you obey God’s will, you can be tested, but God is with you.  Turning away from God is never a good idea at any time.  Jesus defends His disciples.  They are hungry.  They are following God’s will.  Jesus silences the objectors, the Pharisees, when He says that the Sabbath is for man, not for the Sabbath.  Listen to God.  His message is mercy and love.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen