Our faith life is not something that we do alone. Brendan Gottschall, SJ, reminds us of the importance of relying on God and allowing others to hold us up. Based on the readings for Sunday, October 16, 2022.
There is no shooting the moon in the spiritual life.
Hi, I’m Brendan Gottschall, and this is my One-Minute reflection.
If you are a card player, you know that “shooting the moon” is when you go it alone and achieve the best or worst score all by yourself. Our readings today show that the Christian journey is not a solo endeavor.
The Israelites only succeed in battle when Moses’ hands are raised, but he can’t hold them up long enough without the support of Aaron and Hur. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable reassuring us that if we keep calling out to God, day and night, God will render us justice, because “our help is from the Lord.”
If we try to live life without the help of God or others, we are bound to fail but with the help of a community to hold us and a God who is always there when we call, nothing is impossible.