Reflection on Luke 14:1-6 ~
Jesus no doubt emphasized sabbath as a day of rest to include the being and doing of helping others in need, celebrating being together at the table, and the company of friends and family. The challenge of reaching out to strangers, especially on the Lord’s Day, goes beyond what we think sabbath may be. Filled with God’s unconditional love, our role should be to give this unlimited amount of love away because it makes sense. Jesus’s example calls on us to consider “the other” in prayer, sacrifice, and mercy.
Jesus Heals the Man with Dropsy
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 2 Just then, in front of him, there was a man who had 3 And Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, “Is it lawful to cure people on the sabbath, or not?” 4 But they were silent. So Jesus took him and healed him, and sent him away. 5 Then he said to them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that has fallen into a well, will you not immediately pull it out on a sabbath day?” 6 And they could not reply to this.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Lectio Divina Luke 14:1-6 Reflection – Considering Others on Sabbath.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite the world’s distractions.