Monday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Jesus and David were powerful, “for the LORD of hosts was with” them.
- Jesus began ministry about 30, lived to 33, now leads to Promised Land.
- “The blind and the lame” welcomed Jesus, and the enemy’s kingdom fell.
Petitions: Church Unity, Against Demons, Against Rash Judgment
Tuesday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- David’s procession leads to Jesus’ circle.
- The New and Old Davids provide a rich feast for their people.
- Mary is the New Ark of the Covenant because she did the will of God.
Petitions: Marian Devotion, The Hungry, Holy Joy
Wednesday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- God found “rich soil” in David, who eagerly and fruitfully received His word.
- The Lord begins his Kingdom among humble shepherds and sowers.
- We prepare and plant but there is no building or growth without the Lord.
Petitions: Missionaries, Farmers, Good Counsel
Thursday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- David served God and received all, had much and merited more. (CCC #2010)
- God enlighten us about worship (David,) work (baskets), and rest (beds.)
- Mother Mary is revealed as New Zion, Jesus’ Davidic dwelling and literal throne.
Petitions: Christian Generosity, Balance in Life, Fire Safety
Friday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- A seed out of place is gobbled easily; David was lounging, not on campaign.
- Like a planting a tiny seed, flirting with temptation yields death. (James 1:15)
- This, David’s worst episode, led him to pen Psalm 51 in repentance.
Petitions: Diligence to Duty, Modesty & Chasity, Conversion