Psalm 34: David Makes Himself Insane Before Achish – Fr. John

Psalm 34 was written on the occasion when David fled from Saul to Achish, King of Philistia, and how he feigned insanity as a way to escape.  This psalm explores what we feel and the lengths to which we go when our closest friends become our enemies – and our enemies are our enemies.  This ultimately prefigures Christ who, estranged from all others in his suffering, is a pattern for us.  This homily was offered on July 20, 2014 (Trinity 5).

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