Power in Your Hands 

Power in Your Hands

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Homily of the Day

Title: You Are More Powerful Than You Think
Author: Monsignor Dennis Clark, Ph.D.
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Wisdom 6:2-11 / Lk 17:11-19

Today's Old Testament reading is a stern warning to those in positions of authority that they will be held accountable for the power the Lord has put in their hands. But before we relax too much and count ourselves outside that august group, we'd better face the fact that God has put a surprising amount of power into the hands of every one of us.

Even the least of us is possessed of remarkable powers, to encourage or discourage, to stifle life or to revive it, to engender hope or to foster despair. And we do much of that without even noticing or intending it. That realization is both startling and tantalizing: What could we achieve in our own little orbit of friends, neighbors, and relations, if we consciously set out to use those powers that are already in our hands?!

That's the bottom line for today's meditation: You have a chance to make a lasting contribution to the building of God's kingdom here and now. Don't let it pass you by.


Our power is our capacity to love and act.



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