St. Angela Merici
Boy did David goof up. He was God's favored one and he let his earthly desires get the best of him. One bad decision led to another and then another. And the story gets worse! Real Housewives has nothing on the House of David!
One more thing: The Kingdom of God is like a mustard tree, big, strong, with many branches. You could say its God's family tree. And like David's, family trees get tangled and gnarled sometimes. Family can be complicated, something David finds out about as the book of Samuel continues. So I try to be merciful like our heavenly Father, in regards to both my brothers and sisters in Christ and the brothers and sisters that live under my roof.
Prayer: Oh Lord, thank you for your infinite mercy when I sin against you. Help me to show that same mercy to my little ones when they make mistakes. Bless all families today as they struggle to live a life according to your Word. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Angela Merici, pray for me.