Enthusiasm for God

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When it comes to God, the family is pretty large. What do I mean? In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus says, “For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Let’s pray that we are among that group, and that it will continue to grow.

David was a man after God’s own heart. He was unabashed and effusive in his praise. We see this clearly today in our first reading from 2 Samuel 6. David “came dancing before the LORD with abandon, as he and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts of joy and to the sound of the horn.” I love that phrase, “with abandon.” Is that how we worship God?

I believe that we are called to be enthusiastic about our faith – like David. Now, I’m not saying that we have to dance before the LORD with abandon, necessarily. In my case that would probably turn more people off than anything. But can we be more effusive in our praise for God? Can we boldly share our faith with others “with abandon?” Ask God about how you can be more open to bringing the good news of his love to others.

Father, may we praise you with abandon, in whatever way you ask us to. Help us to boldly proclaim our love for you, and your love for all. Amen.

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