David. The shepherd boy who killed the giant. The hero who refused to kill his enemy when he caught him asleep. God’s anointed king.
The Psalms full of grief and sorrow, including the one Jesus quotes from the cross? David again. Pouring his heart out to God.
Who has an attack of the stupids. And decides that the best follow up to adultery is murder. David goes from being a man after God’s own heart to the guy they interview from jail on Dateline.
Why bring this up? Because it's the backstory to Sunday’s first reading (2 Samuel). And the hot mess that Nathan’s walking into.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday