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

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072018.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.”

Jesus told them who He was, and they did not understand. He is greater than the temple or any of the laws that they created, but they could not see it. Do you see that Jesus is great than all? Or are you blind as the Pharisees?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are the most important part of my life and everything else is in the background. Thank you for saving my life, Amen.

You saved my life, O Lord; I shall not die.

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