Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dominus est sabbati | Lord over Sabbath

So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath! —Mark 2:28 (NLT)

My brothers and sisters, 

What would happen if the world were without rules? It will be chaotic. Therefore, humans need law in all aspects so that life becomes more orderly. But the problem that often occurs is that the rules are applied without mercy. The law of love is the supreme law of any order and was created for the common good. 

On one event, on the Sabbath day, Jesus and His disciples were going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. But they got reproof from the Pharisees because it was not lawful to do so on the Sabbath.

However, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees who ignored love for people who suffered for the sake of the law. 
Jesus said the laws are made for humankind and not vice versa.

May God helps us to always realize the meaning of the law of love in everyday life and love each other. God bless us.

Reflection on Mark 2:23-28 by Fr. Aris Mada, SVD

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