Saul and his advisers made the mistake of thinking that David would fight Goliath on the Philistine’s own terms, that he would approach the challenge the way everybody did in those days, the way the world said you were supposed to — with armor and sword. They forgot that David was just a shepherd boy, not a trained warrior; the armor and sword actually impeded him from doing what God was asking of him.
We can find ourselves in a similar situation as we strive to meet the challenges that come to us along our Christian journey.

Join Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D. for the second meditation of "The Anatomy of Temptation: A Retreat Guide on David and Goliath" from RCSpirituality.org.

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