Who's in charge
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.