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Shouldn’t we Let David Off the Hook?

June 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life


Dear Fr. John, I was intrigued by one of the first readings during daily Mass [not too long ago]. Why was God angry with David counting his people (taking a census)? What’s wrong with taking stock? What’s wrong with planning ahead or being proactive? I hear the argument made that David’s action implied a lack of trust in God. But aren’t we supposed to “do our best and... Read More

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