Robert Barron’s grasp of the complex development of David’s character in 2 Samuel is unsurpassed. And his references to history and literature are more than adornment.
Season after Pentecost | 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; (2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-18;) Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21
My husband came home one night confused and needing to talk. A friend of his had blown him off at work, and Dan couldn't figure out why. "I was standing there, waiting to talk to him, and he just walked away!" My husband was hurt and remorseful.
I don’t want to identify with David, with this king who knows no limits. But why, pray God, does his arrogance feel so familiar?
The people are hungry. The disciples imagine an improbable solution: send them to buy food. Yet Jesus' startling response—"You give them something to eat!"—seems more improbable. As usual, he's embodying a different script.