Luke 6:6-11 Reflection – Bring Joy to the Other

Reflection Luke 6:6-11 ~

My wife and I do whatever we can to reserve Sunday afternoons for ourselves.  It’s our way of extending the morning Mass of being with and loving the Lord outward.  Conversations afterwards but before leaving the church building, then walking into the world filled with this love is one way of loving neighbor. We intentionally seek the many choices of quieter places so we may be restored and where our authentic, sincere asking of neighbor; “How are you doing?” can bring joy to the “other.”

The Man with the Withered Hand James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Man with the Withered Hand, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Man with a Withered Hand

On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they might find an accusation against him. Even though he knew what they were thinking, he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” He got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 After looking around at all of them, he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection Luke 6:6-11.