Monday, September 11, 2006


Then Jesus said to them,"I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?" Looking around at them all, he then said to him, "Stretch out your hand." He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged. Luke 6:9-11

There's just no pleasing those Pharisee's. Whether Jesus did or did not they were after him for shaking up their comfortable world. Since in their eyes healing a person must mean work, then they were against it. Even more so since it is on the sabbath.

What was the point Jesus was trying to make, that it is preferable to good on the sabbath than to do evil. Rightly so; healing was doing good to another when we have it in our power to do so as Jesus did. To refuse to do good on the sabbath is like doing evil even though we do nothing. It would be like walking over a fallen person, rather than give a hand to help them up.

Today we remember a day when tragedy struck, when many stopped to help not matter what. They didn't think about themselves in those moments, but of rescuing another. Why does it take tragedies to bring people together to help others selflessly. Those moments are God at work with us all, showing us we can do it when we stop doing it for oursselves.

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