In the story of David, we see the terrible fall of a good man. God makes His covenant with David, extending it to the entire kingdom. But David starts neglecting his duty and eventually falls into one serious sin after another. The Lord uses the prophet Nathan and a compelling story to reveal to David his own guilt. David responds with authentic and heartfelt repentance. Like David, we too should repent from the heart, taking advantage of the sacrament of confession to draw closer to God. The symbol of the crown is a reminder of David’s kingship and how we should repent when we sin.