Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Book Resources: Chapter 5: Fr. Robert Barron on David and the Priesthood


Fr. Robert Barron on David and the Priesthood

Film Focus: Bishop Robert Barron gives a reflection on King David as someone who listens to the Lord, gives voice to the prayers of his people, and battles against the rivalry that Saul sets up against him.

Text Focus: Pages 144-146

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think David is considered the greatest of the Kings of Israel?
  2. What are the circumstances of the situation in which David goes wrong as a King? According to Bishop Barron, what can you learn from him about happiness in this story?
  3. What does the relationship between Saul and David teach about envy and rivalry? What can help you to help combat this?

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