Yesterdays reading is rather intriguing and today I still find myself pondering over it.
1 Samuel 4:1~11
In summary the Israelites lost their battles against the Philistines. In their second battle they brought the Ark of the covenant with them and lost it to the Philistines in terrible defeat.
Why did the sons of ElI, priests think they could take God likely, blaspheme against Him and yet go unpunished?
How many of us are doing that today,whether it be in the Eucharistic celebration or in our day to day lives, by our reverence for God our Father, our words and deeds?
How could they think that God would be with them in battle just because they brought the Ark of the covenant with them? Especially since they were unrepentant nor were they contrite in their offerings?
How many of us are aware that like the Ark we are living tabernacles when we receive Jesus. But have we really received Jesus when we are not holy? Not contrite? Taking God likely? Is God truly with us?
Let us always be mindful of God our Father’s love for us and may we never take Him for granted. May we always strive to do His Will. Amen