The Holy Innocents, Martyrs – Feast. HEROD’S FURY/FACTOR
The issue of Herod is a reality we must be conscious of in life. Enemies are real. Threats are real.
Sometimes you even have them without knowing. Herod represents evil and wickedness at its peak.
People who are threatened by other people’s success, people who are desperate for power and they don’t want any other person to stand except them.
That’s not all, they are ready to do anything to make sure that no other person succeeds apart from them and those whom they choose.
The evil of Herod is shown in the killing of innocent children in the whole Bethlehem and the surrounding district. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it was then, we have more Herods now than then. You need your wise men, everybody will never be your enemy.
You need the warning dreams/signals of Joseph, you must take immediate action like Joseph with a sense of urgency.
God is with us is more important and more powerful than Herods are with us. Stop focussing so much on the enemies, don’t become paranoid. You should pay more attention to the presence and power of God than the presence of the enemies and their powers because, destination is more important than distractions, stop paying too much attention to Herods. Build faith and not fear.
God is faithful, look up to Him and let your heart find courage, you will fulfill your dreams and visions, you shall plant your seed and harvest them, the scepter of the wicked shall not rule over the righteous.
The Lord of hosts is with us, the strong one of Jacob is our mighty refuge in Jesus mighty name Amen
A CHRISTIAN IS NOT AN ORDINARY PERSON
Fr. Dan Duru