The past 2 Sundays we’ve seen King David sin and seen him repent. For whatever reason the lectionary peeps skipped God’s absolution of David (???), so I made sure we got to hear those comfortable words. David’s is cautionary tale in this instance about sin, imperfect leaders, and God’s grace. May we always respond with a penitent heart when our Lord speaks a judgment, trusting in his mercy through the work of Christ by the Spirit.