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Homilies :: Latin Rite
Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Download This Homily

1 Sm 16: 1-13

Ps 89: 20. 21-22. 27-28

 

Gospel MK 2:23-28


As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?" He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry? How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?" Then he said to them, "The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.

That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath."



Test of Love

 

 

Jesus was a very good supporter of his disciples like a good leader. Even when seemingly his disciples were at fault as per the law of the time, Jesus gave a new interpretation to it to defend his disciples and in the process brought out the sublime idea that all laws have their rationale in the wellbeing of the human beings. Though most of us are aware of this very principle, when it comes to enforcing the law, this very foundational principle is conveniently ignored. In our eagerness to maintain the status quo or organizational set up, we are often not ready to view things from other person’s points of view. Our aims, most of the times, tend to be the aims of the organization at the cost of personal wellbeing. This is true of the church, the secular organizations and even most of the political organizations at many instances.

 

 In many cases punishments are meted out to the guilty so as to make it out as an example for others so that they may not repeat it. But our experience is that as the number of prisons and punishments increase the number of crimes also increases.

 

 

Jesus reminds us that every law should be tested with the touch stone of love. If a law does not stand the test of love, promote love, it needs not be obeyed. If this is the major consideration in our application of the law, the society will be more open and spontaneous.

 

 One has to have the guts to violate such laws and regulations which are not founded on love. Of course sometimes it would run one into trouble. But then Christian life is a life of challenges and risks.

 

Fr. Paulson Muthipeedika CMI


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