Reflection on Luke 14:1-6
Jesus no doubt emphasized Sabbath’s 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 This challenge of reaching out to strangers especially on the Lord’s Day even today goes beyond what we think Sabbath is for. Yet, given that ultimately we know God is love, it makes sense. Jesus’s example calls on us to consider “the other” in prayer, sacrifice and mercy.
Luke 14 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Heals the Man with Dropsy
14 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 dropsy. 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 meditation on Luke 14:1-6.