How long will you straddle the issue?

Homily for Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time, Year A.

Elijah appealed to all the people and said, “How long will you straddle the issue? If the Lord is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him” (1 Kings 18:21)

“Why are you relying on yourself, only to find yourself unreliable? Cast yourself upon him, do not be afraid. He will not withdraw himself so that you fall. Make the leap without anxiety; he will catch you and heal you” (Confessions, St. Augustine, Book VIII, xi, 27).