Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath day
And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Reading: Luke 6:1-5
Once again a conflict arises between Jesus and the Pharisees, who cling to a religious system that focuses on the superficial and totally forgets what is relevant.
Jesus reminds them that in the same history of Israel David ate the consecrated loaves, because religion and tradition can never be more important than the possibility for men to approach God.
Religion, when its gaze is not fixed on God, when it is reduced only to formalisms and traditions, is more dangerous than anything else.
Before them stood the very Lord of the Sabbath, and they could not see Him. Their traditions had so blinded them that they could only see what they wanted to see.
MEDITATE: Do we seek to keep our eyes and hearts fixed on the Lord, do we ask and seek to keep our religious structures from blurring our vision, do we seek to keep our eyes and hearts fixed on the Lord, do we ask and seek to keep our religious structures from blurring our vision?