Tuesday 14 July 2020

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St Camillus de Lellis

Isaiah 7:1-9. God upholds his city for ever – Psalm 47(48):2-8. Matthew 11:20-24.

‘Isaiah tells the king not to fear’

If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all. What challenging words God says to us. God who promises us deliverance and reassures us in our fears, also declares that if we do not stand firm in faith, we shall fall. What does that look like for us in our world today? What does it mean to fall if we do not stand firm in faith?

It means we lose touch with our heart, with our conscience, with our God. And once we lose that, we stumble. We waver, we make decisions without praying with God about them and without discerning the better path. We end up living a life in which God is shut out. Not necessarily deliberately, but by omission, by forgetfulness, by pride, by self-reliance. And once we try to stand on our own resources alone with no reliance on God, we will inevitably fall. May we always abide in God and stand firm within God’s love.

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