Monday 29 October 2018

About Today Readings

Ephesians 4:32-5:8. Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Luke 13:10-17.

Behave like God as his very dear children – Psalm 1:1-4, 6.

‘This woman, a daughter of Abraham …’

The Gospel tells that Jesus cured a sick woman on the Sabbath and condemned the criticism of the official of the synagogue. When Jesus saw the woman bent over by sickness he called out, ‘You are free from your sickness.’ He placed his hands on her and she straightened.

He told his critics that just as they release their animals for drinking on the Sabbath so this woman should be released from her bonds on the Sabbath.

The Old Testament said, ‘Be not slow in visiting the sick.’ Like Christ, may we be prompt in doing good. Let us spend time in prayer so that we may we become ambassadors of his healing presence.

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