DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Church’s Regulations” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, when Jesus and His disciples were picking ears of corn, the Pharisees complained that they were not observing the Sabbath Laws. Jesus replied, “The Sabbath was made for man; the Son of Man is Master even of the Sabbath.” Ponder on, “Do we obey the Church’s regulations with a deep and mature love?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
One Sabbath day Jesus was taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples began to make a path by plucking ears of corn. And the Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing something on the Sabbath day that is forbidden?’
And he replied, ‘Have you never read what David did in his time of need when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the loaves of the offering which only the priests are allowed to eat, and how he also gave some to the men with him?’
And he said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of man is master even of the Sabbath.’