22nd Week in Ordinary Times : Saturday 5th September, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus – Saviour: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath.”  The Pharisees were obeying the liturgical rituals of the Sabbath, too rigidly until they were blind to the Saviour, who is in their midst.  Are we also caught up with the secular world that we do not obey God’s Will?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 6:1-5

One Sabbath Jesus was walking through the cornfields, and his disciples were picking ears of corn, rubbing them in their hands and eating them.  Some of the Pharisees said, ‘Why are you doing something that is forbidden on the Sabbath day?’

Jesus answered them, ‘So you have not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry-  how he went into the house of God and took the loaves of the offering and ate them and gave them to his followers, loaves which the priests alone are allowed to eat?’

        And he said to them, ‘The Son of man is master of the Sabbath.’