Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

When our goal is discipleship and living for Christ, we cannot let anything get in our way.  The Israelites had put up with Athaliah and the priest of Baal and their temple long enough.  They had to wipe these enemies out and anoint a king of the Lord’s choosing, a king in the line of David, so that they could be in relationship with their God.  Athaliah and her ilk were the darkness in the eye of Israel.  What is the darkness in us?  Whatever it is, we must wipe it out ruthlessly so that we can be in relationship with our God.  God is our treasure, and there alone we find our hearts.