May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Pope St. Gregory

Learn more about St. Gregory: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=54

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090316.cfm

While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you not read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry? How he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering, which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions?” Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”

Jesus was telling them that He is the Lord, but they did not listen. Time and again, Jesus would tell them, but they who thought they knew the law, did not understand what He was saying. They were blinded by pride and arrogance. What are you blind to? What do you have in your life that keeps you from seeing the Lord as He truly is, not as the world has tried to portray Him? There is only one God and we cannot change His words.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I was once blind, but by the grace of your Son Jesus, I now can see. I can see the world trying to make you like them, I can see that you are the true God whose words cannot be changed. Help me Lord, to always hear your voice, not the world’s. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

 The Lord is near to all who call upon him.

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