Bishop’s Homily, Monday, 4th Week, Year 2
Our first reading takes us into the memory lane of David’s life. His family history is long and complicated; at times it is distasteful and dismal, and other times brilliant and successful. David’s troubles go back to his crimes of adultery and murder in the case of Bathsheba and Uriah.
What seemed a smoothly managed affair at the time, later came back to haunt him. However, no matter how guilty David was, we can admire his humility and regret when confronted with facts and his enduring love even towards a son in revolt after his life. He is cursed by some of his subjects, who throw stones at him. But he refuses to punish his unjust accusers.