Today’s readings in the Book of Samuel and the Gospel of Mark remind us to do the unexpected.
David slain Goliath with the backing of the Lord. Goliath had disdain for the young David. But David was confident in the Lord and the hidden weapons he carried into battle.
Jesus, in the Gospel of Mark, saw a man with a withered hand in the temple on the Sabbath. The Pharisees were watching Jesus to see if he would obey the law and not do any work (healing) on the Sabbath.
Jesus bucked the law, followed his heart, did what was right and healed the man. He did the unexpected.
We need more people in these times to do the unexpected. Generally, that means being principled people, defending what is right and fighting for truth and life.
How appropriate that these are the readings on the day of the March for Life Washington, D.C and throughout the United States.