Because of his greatness on the battlefield, David was very popular with the people.
As a result, Saul saw him as a threat and sought to kill him. The first reading contains the moving story of how David had an opportunity to kill Saul, but refused to do so because in his eyes Saul, as King of Israel, was a sacred person.
This passage prepares us for the Gospel, which contains Jesus’ injunction to love our enemies. Jesus goes on to stress the obligations of fraternal charity. The ideal of love to which his followers must aspire is that of God himself. We are to love as God loves.
Jesus’ vision of human behaviour is at such variance with the view most people have, that many people regard it as humanly unachievable, and therefore ignore it.
From a human point of view it is unachievable.
Divine help is needed.
I read recently you are what you attend to. In other words, pay attention to your life, your moods, what makes you happy, what makes you sad...
Pedro Arrupe SJ (1907-91) put it like this:
Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than falling in love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekend,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
or as Jesus said. Blessed, happy are you who are…….