"David Mourns..." - II Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Read the text here: II Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Reflections on “David Mourns…” – II Samuel 1:1, 17-27 You might have noticed by looking at the Scripture citation above that we have jumped over lot of material between last Sunday and this weekend. Last week we heard the story of David & Goliath in I Samuel 17 and this week we are at the death of Saul in II Samuel 1. In the process we have skipped over chapters 18 through 32 in I Samuel. From the standpoint of the lectionary I can understand this, but for the purposes of the story we are missing a lot that would help us to understand this rather odd text for today. So in as few words as I can muster allow me to fill in the blanks a bit. From the high point in the relationship between David and Saul when David kills Goliath things go from bad to worse. David is brought into the home of the King where he soothes Saul, who seems to be suffering from depression and paranoia, by singing and playing the harp.