A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Who's in charge

Human beings are often arrogant. Their leaders can be especially so.

And so it was in today’s first reading (2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17), as King David decides to inventory the People of God as if they were goods stored in his warehouse.

God teaches David a lesson with irony, giving David a no-win choice. But God then mitigates the effects of that choice by His own mercy.

We all must make choices, as individuals and as societies.

May we rely on God’s grace and guidance for all our choices, for God is the Lord and ultimately it is only God who is in charge.