Learn more about St. Agnes: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=106
Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/012115.cfm
Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” Then he said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.
Are you so into the rules that you do not have compassion for those in need? Do you not see the need to help others if you are inconvenienced or it might mean you help someone that others may think you should not do. Look at your life and see beyond your comfort zone and ask if Jesus would be doing what you are doing.
Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for the people you have sent to me that have helped me to grow beyond myself. In Jesus’ name I give you the glory, Amen!
You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.