Reflection on Luke 6:1-5 ~
I have a weekday routine that includes prayer before going to work. Sabbath is more intense, as I must prepare to respond to spiritual hunger. To be honest, this is the day people seem more receptive to the Lord’s Grace. When you are refreshed and filled with Jesus, God intentionally creates encounters for you with “the other” who may need a smile, compassion, encouragement, and reassurance of their value. Being present with Jesus on the Sabbath can satisfy others’ hunger and help them appreciate the wonder of loving God and neighbor.
The Disciples Eat Wheat on the Sabbath by James Tissot (full resolution painting) and for more detail at the Brooklyn Museum website.
Luke 6:1-5 – Scripture (NRSV Bible)
The Question about the Sabbath
One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 3 Jesus answered, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and gave some to his companions?” 5 Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Lectio Divina Luke 6:1-5 Reflection – The Lord’s Grace.
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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.
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