Monday, September 10, 2007

A Withered Hand

And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And there was a man, whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts; and said to the man who had the withered hand: Arise, and stand forth in the midst. And rising he stood forth. Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy? And looking round about on them all, he said to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored.

And they were filled with madness; and they talked one with another, what they might do to Jesus.

Luke 6:6-11 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father you worked through your Son to give mercy to those who are in need of healing, not just on an average day but on your day. A day that is Holy and Sacred. He didn't go against you that day in Scripture, he did your will instead. To show us how important we are to you. Jesus brought another heart back to you on that day. Do I do the same as the Pharisees and look away and do nothing when a soul is in need when it is a day of rest and worship. What is it are we to do then, dear Father. I do not want to offend you by dishonoring you on your day and helping another find their way back to you. It is your will I follow and it is through the prompting of the Holy Spirit that enables me to reach out to those whose hearts are withered and seek your love. This is the teaching your Son has taught through you. Because you are one with Him he did as you desired. May I always do your will dear Father as Jesus did yours. Amen

No comments: