The booklet is designed to help us reflect on our call to be a king in Christ by looking at the example of King David. Through Baptism, we are each called to be priest, prophet, and king, participating in the divine roles of Christ. A good king in the biblical sense rightly orders his community to God’s purposes. The booklet contains excerpts from Bishop Barron’s book, 2 Samuel: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, which is also the basis of the David the King video series.
Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. The Scriptures, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship . . . but whose actual reign defied expectation.
About the Presenter
Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of Catholicism, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis announced his appointment as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Ordained in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Bishop Barron received a master’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.
Includes 20 booklets
Booklet size: 4.75 x 6.5
Release year: 2017