David's Five Stones - (Conference 07) Clergy Retreat at Prior Park College, Bath, 27-31 March 2017
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06/07/2018

David's Five Stones - (Conference 07) Clergy Retreat at Prior Park College, Bath, 27-31 March 2017

Having seen the dangers against the vocation of the priest, we now look at the remedies to overcome these temptations. In the First Book of Kings (17: 40), we read of the fight of David against Goliath. Jesus, Son of David, triumphs over Satan with five stones. The same will help us overcome the devil, the world and the flesh and to sanctify ourselves through grace. We must correspond to God’s grace and put ‘the old man to death’. What are these five stones we take from the brook and carry in our shepherd’s bag, that is, in our ministry? Where is our heart and where do we find our comfort and security? This place where our heart finds its rest must be our church. This is the ‘awesome’ place where God dwells. This is our first stone. Listen to find the other four stones