Don’t miss this Old Testament reading from the Book of Samuel for the day before Christmas. It says so much about the mystery we celebrate. King David tells the Prophet Nathan that he’s going to build God a kingly palace like his own in place of the tent where the ark of the covenant was being lodged. It’s the right thing to do. Like the grand palace in the picture above.
But God says in reply: “Should you build me a house to dwell in? I took you from the pasture and from the care of the flock to be commander of my people Israel.I have been with you wherever you went.” There is no way you can match God’s love, David is told. The door to a stable is more accessible than the door to a palace. And it will always be open.
“The LORD also reveals to you
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