Luke 6:1-5 Reflection – The Lord’s Grace

Reflection on Luke 6:1-5 ~

I have a weekday routine that includes prayer before going to work.  Sabbath is more intense, as my obligation is to prepare myself to respond to spiritual hunger. To be honest, this is the day people seem more receptive to the Lord’s Grace. Because you are being filled with Jesus, God intentionally creates encounters for you with “the other” who may need a smile, compassion, encouragement, reassurance of their value and appreciation of the wonder of loving God and neighbor.

The Disciples Eat Wheat on the Sabbath James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Disciples Eat Wheat on the Sabbath, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” Jesus answered, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 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?” 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 Reflection on Luke 6:1-5.