Tuesday 22 January 2019

About Today Readings

Hebrews 6:10-20. Psalm 110(111):1-2, 4-5, 9, 10. Mark 2:23-28.

The Lord will remember his covenant forever – Psalm 110(111):1-2, 4-5, 9, 10.

The Lord will remember his covenant forever.

Jesus is clarifying to these Pharisees the laws of the Sabbath. He tells them that their notions of the Sabbath should be reversed, that the Sabbath was designed for people, not people for the Sabbath. Jesus’ teaching grounds us in the ordinary and the everyday, challenging all people of faith not to get tripped up by endless rules and regulations.

This story may serve to remind us to live in full freedom our expression of our faith. We can take on board the encouragement to respond to the commands of Jesus in the particular circumstances of our lives. Let us walk forward ever awake to the presence of the Spirit at work in the world.

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