Wednesday 23 January 2019
Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17. Psalm 109(110):1-4. Mark 3:1-6.
You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek – Psalm 109(110):1-4.
‘I will be their God and they will be my people.’
Jesus challenged the Pharisees by healing the man with the withered hand in the Temple. In so doing he set himself the task of inviting transformation: from a harsh interpretation of laws to a compassionate love of the poor and suffering. We are challenged to see as Jesus sees: reverencing those around us, cherishing their dignity, and attending to their needs.
As we have become followers of Jesus, we are to imitate him in his actions and so draw near to God. We are invited to reflect his loving mercy to all we live with or meet, and to rejoice in the privilege of living the new covenant. Praise be to our loving God!