Tuesday 23 December 2014

Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

There are times in life we may have bitten off more than we could chew. We think we can handle such things or situations, thinking that we are more than capable and do not need any help, even help from God. However, we sometimes get ourselves into a sticky, challenging or dangerous situation which we may find it difficult to get out of. When this happens, are we still going to stick to our guns, remain proud and try to work things out on our own? Or are we willing to humble ourselves and seek help from others and from God?

In today's reading, we come across Queen Esther who "took refuge with the Lord in the mortal peril which had overtaken her. She besought the Lord God of Israel..." Despite facing great danger or peril, Queen Esther was humble and willing to seek God's help and leave her fate in God's hands. What about us? Are we willing to follow Queen Esther's example and leave it in the hands of the Lord? Are we able to set aside our pride and let God be in control?

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