Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071715.cfm
Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath.” He said to the them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry, how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering, which neither he nor his companions but only the priests could lawfully eat? Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests serving in the temple violate the Sabbath and are innocent? I say to you, something greater than the temple is here. If you knew what this meant, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned these innocent men. For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.”
“I desire mercy” Jesus did not come to put us in bondage. He came to show us how great the mercy of God is and to save us from eternal damnation. Can you see Jesus when others cannot? Can you see Him in the Mass? What looks like bread made from that grain, is truly Him. Open the eyes of your heart and see Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your mercy. I praise you every day for your forgiveness and love. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.