Reflection on Mark 2:23-28 ~
In today’s scripture, Jesus allows us to see as God sees; straight into the hardened hearts of men, like David who knew the breadth and depth of God’s love. There can be no doubt that with our own anointing as future “David’s,” means we must prioritize mercy and compassion for our neighbor. This truth of Jesus, asking us to paint well outside of the lines we are comfortable with, should be even more obvious on Sabbath when Christ is at the top of our heart and mind.
Mark 2 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Pronouncement about the Sabbath
23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 2:23-28.