Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fourth Friday of Advent (2014 Year B)

In today's reading from 2 Samuel (verses 18-19), I was struck by the fact that a community event happens (in this case moving the Ark of the Covenant) and everyone in the community leaves with plenty of food:
When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.
Also, I found it typical of politicians that King David waited until he knew that the Ark was safe and beneficial to the community before bringing it into his territory. And did so with great hoopla.

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