The story of David and Goliath is an underdog story. Don’t we just love when the weaker one rises above, beats the odds, and is victorious? Who didn’t cheer when Rocky Balboa beat Apollo Creed? (in the movie Rocky) We like to hear about any story where the underdog beats the odds and is victorious. We like it because it gives us hope that the richer, the stronger, the more powerful aren’t going to always win. We see ourselves as David and so we want him to win.
But maybe we should also try to put ourselves in Goliath’s big shoes. We should notice that in many of our lives it is we who are the bigger, the richer, the stronger, and the more powerful. Isn’t it funny then, how we so easily want to believe that we have earned those things and should therefore justifiably be the winner?
David tried to dress like Goliath, but the shoe just didn’t fit. Can we say the same?
God of justice, we have a strong desire to be the biggest, the strongest, the richest and most powerful. Help us to remove and give away the power we acquire. Amen. — SWH