16th July, 2021. - The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath, Matthew 12:1-8 Author: Fr. Martins
The Son of Man is master of the sabbath
Gospel Reflections / Homilies on Matthew 12:1-8 for Friday, Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time: 'The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath'
Jesus took a walk one sabbath day through the cornfields. His disciples were hungry and began to pick ears of corn and eat them. The Pharisees noticed it and said to him, ‘Look, your disciples are doing something that is forbidden on the sabbath.’ But he said to them, ‘Have you not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the house of God and how they ate the loaves of offering which neither he nor his followers were allowed to eat, but which were for the priests alone? Or again, have you not read in the Law that on the sabbath day the Temple priests break the sabbath without being blamed for it? Now here, I tell you, is something greater than the Temple. And if you had understood the meaning of the words: What I want is mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the blameless. For the Son of Man is master of the sabbath.’