Do Not Kill the Lord’s Anointed
There is an interesting lesson to be gleaned from today’s Old Testament reading from Mass. David and his warriors are on the run from jealous and paranoid King Saul.
Saul has been trying to track David down and kill him when David and his men go deep into a cave to hide. Saul, not knowing David is hiding there, comes into the cave to either sleep or to relieve himself. Either way, David’s men encourage him to kill Saul. Instead he creeps up and cuts a portion from Saul’s cloak.
After Saul leaves the cave David comes out and calls down to