Tag: king david

God’s Faithful Forgiveness

David’s saga continues today when the prophet Nathan comes to him and demands repentance. In this story of unvarnished humanness, David admits his sinfulness and turns to God for forgiveness. God doesn’t remove all the consequences for David’s despicable actions, but faithfully forgives David’s… Continue Reading “God’s Faithful Forgiveness”

King David Acted Despicably

One of the wonderful thing about the Scriptures is that they show our ancestors and heroes as unvarnished human beings. Today’s reading from 2 Samuel 11:1-10, 13-17 shows King David at his lustful, adulterous, murderous, and most faithless worst. You can read it for… Continue Reading “King David Acted Despicably”

How Can We End the Cycle of Violence

In today’s First Reading from 1 Samuel 18:6-9, 19:1-7, we read about King Saul who is angry and jealous because David is rising in popularity, since he is better in battle than the king. We read a song sung by the people: Saul has… Continue Reading “How Can We End the Cycle of Violence”