Chapter 2, Mishna 1 Priests in the Temple raced each other for the morning ash-removal work, until one got hurt and they switched to a lottery system. King Saul was too merciful when God told him to be just, and too “just” when he should’ve been merciful. King David seemingly sinned just as badly, but he did not lose the throne. What is different about David? When we sin, we should feel a holy shame that leads us to atone and make amends, but beyond that, the shame must give way to reestablishing a joyful relationship with our Creator!