Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090715.cfm
On a certain Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the Sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.
The Pharisees could not see that what Jesus did was within the law, not outside it. Doing good has no limitations. We can do good for others every day, most especially on the Sabbath. That is the Lord’s Day and we honor Him by helping others. How do you honor the Lord?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to recognize those who are in need of you, no matter what day it is! Help me to see you when you call. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
In God is my safety and my glory.