Monday, December 11, 2023

Jesus tells us: "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."

Jesus tells us: "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."
Pili Piñero
Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Mt 12:1-8
"If you knew what this meant, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned these innocent men. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Gospel's Commentary
Today we have to endure again the scolding of some Pharisees. Jesus and His disciples were going through a sowed field. Maybe it was midday and they were hungry. They began to eat ears of corn. Normal, right? Some people started to criticize them. The problem was not to eat those ears, the problem was that it was Saturday ... and on Saturday, according to them, it was not lawful to uproot ears. -If we do not pray, we position ourselves in the place of God, we invent laws and, instead of behaving with mercy, we begin to persecute the "innocents who do not think like me."

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