Not to do list

I don’t want to be David.  At least not David like we see him in the first reading (2 Samuel).  I don’t want to need a Nathan, somebody who cares enough to show me how far I’ve fallen. 

Maybe it’s just me, but my first impulse is practical.  Make a to do list, and a not to do list.  And if I can just do all the stuff on my to do list, and not do all the stuff on my not to do list, I should be okay. 

Which means I’m exactly who Paul is talking to in Sunday’s epistle (Galatians).  Paul’s calling me to look up from my lists.  And he’s got a simple message – I’m wrong. 

It’s not about to do lists and not to do lists.  But if that’s not it, then how does it work? 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday