Have we learnt to be merciful and loving? Or are we always demanding an eye for an eye? When the opportunity arises, would we be merciful, or would we still insist and carry out justice? Some of us may say that we would be merciful, following the example of our Lord Jesus. But if someone has hurt us so bad, or caused grievous harm to us or our loved ones, would we still be able to be merciful? Or would we succumb to demanding for justice and even meting it?
In today's reading, David and his men had been given an excellent opportunity to get rid of Saul. David's men wanted justice against Saul and they thought they had an
excellent opportunity to claim justice and get rid of Saul. But David
chose to be merciful to Saul, even though Saul was all out to destroy
him. David even forbade his men from harming Saul in any way. If we were in David's shoes, would we be able to do the same?