Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/103114.cfm
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy. Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?” But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. Then he said to them “Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?” But they were unable to answer his question.
Jesus broke the man-made rules that prevented people from doing the good and the right things on the Sabbath. These rules kept people from helping others and doing what is right. Jesus taught us that we have to do the right thing even when we do not want to and if people set up barriers to doing good, you still must do what is right.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to always to what is right in your name. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
How great are the works of the Lord! Alleluia!