Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Basic Respect

In the first reading today we reach a story that we all know well, David and Goliath. As Christians the violence of the story may disturb us, and we may loose some of the small details that are of great meaning.
This week we have been reading the story of how God had decided that Saul was no longer suitable to serve as king, and David is chosen to take his place. Despite this, the reading opens with "David spoke to Saul: 'Let your majesty not lose courage.'" In humility he respectfully addressed the man he is supposed to replace, and places himself at Saul's.
Humility and Basic Respect.
Basic values we need in our modern political language.