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People will remember the faith you had, not the words you preached. – Cardinal Francis George


Monday of the 3rd week in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings speak about the theme of leadership and the challenges that come with it. In the passage from 2 Samuel, we witness the anointing of David as king over all Israel. This moment marks a significant turning point in the history of God’s people, as David becomes the shepherd and leader chosen by God to guide and protect His flock.

David’s anointing as king reminds us that leadership is not about power or personal ambition, but about service and obedience to God’s will. David’s reign is characterized by his fidelity to the Lord and his commitment to justice and righteousness. He is a shepherd-king who cares for his people, just as God cares for His children.

In the Gospel of Mark, we encounter a different kind of leadership – the leadership of Jesus. The scribes, who were supposed to be the religious leaders of the people, accuse Jesus of being possessed by Beelzebul, the prince of demons. They try to undermine His authority and discredit His message.

But Jesus, in His wisdom, exposes the fallacy of their argument. He explains that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand, and that it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that He drives out demons. Jesus’ authority comes from God, and His mission is to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth.

The encounter between Jesus and the scribes teaches us an important lesson about leadership. True leadership is not about seeking personal glory or asserting one’s own authority. It is about humbly submitting to God’s will and using our gifts and talents to serve others. Jesus, as the perfect leader, shows us the way by His example of selflessness and love.

We can ask ourselves: What kind of leaders are we called to be? Are we willing to embrace the responsibility of leadership with humility and obedience to God’s will? Are we ready to serve others and put their needs before our own?

We should remember that leadership is not limited to those in positions of authority or power. Each one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is called to be a leader in our own sphere of influence – whether it be in our families, our workplaces, or our communities. We are called to be witnesses of Christ’s love and to bring His message of hope and salvation to those around us.

May the example of David and Jesus inspire us to be courageous and faithful leaders, guided by the Holy Spirit and rooted in the love of God. Let us pray for the grace to embrace our vocation as leaders with humility, wisdom, and a deep sense of service. May we always seek to build up the Kingdom of God and bring His light to a world in need.

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From the Chicago Dominicans to bolster our faith through these trying times of the pandemic. These are daily homilies, about 3 minutes each, that break open the Bible scripture reading

Mark 16:15

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek.”

romans 10:15

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring [the] good news!”

Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil.

Saint John Vianney