So I’m not sure if I can say this as a priest, but King Herod sucks. In the Gospel today, King Herod is evil. He is Voldemort, he is Thanos, he is the Mind Flayer all rolled into one. All he wants to do is control everything, the Jewish people, the Roman government, even to control the God of the universe, even to the point of wanting to kill Jesus Christ. A lot of the times we can be like Herod in our hearts where we want to control God. When we say, “God this is what I want for my day. “This is what I want for my life. “God, you have to do these things in my life.” We can do so many things where we try to control God during our day or throughout our lives.
The easiest way to fight against that is realizing his plans for us. The plans that you may have for your life are probably awesome and good and holy, but the Father’s plans for you from the beginning of time, those plans are perfect.
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