I recently wrote about David’s battle with Goliath.* Recently, I listened to a CD where the speaker referenced David and the five stones he took with him into battle against Goliath. The speaker asked, “What are your stones?” He meant, “What are the practices you rely on in your battle for holiness?”
Inspired by this talk, I provide some possible interpretations of David’s sling and five stones:
1.) The sling is the Rosary. The fives stones are the five decades in each set of mysteries.
2.) The sling is the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The five stones are the five decades of the chaplet.
3.) The five stones are the Five Wounds of Christ. Any one of them is enough to defeat Satan, just as David struck Goliath with just one stone.
Not so well known, David took a staff with him when he went to face Goliath (see the link below). The Cross should be our staff. To express our devotion to Christ Crucified, we might wear a crucifix, kiss a crucifix, say the Prayer Before a Crucifix, etc.