In Sunday’s first reading, David realizes that something’s not right when he has a house but God’s Ark is in a tent. So he asks Nathan about building a house for God. Nathan (not checking with God first) says “go ahead.”
Nathan finds out that God has a very different plan in mind. One that takes a very different approach.
Nathan trusts himself. And nothing really happens.
It’s a stark contrast to Sunday’s Gospel, where Mary is told about God’s plan. Mary is asked to trust God and to be a part of that plan.
Instead of trusting herself, Mary trusts God.
And nothing will ever be the same.