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