Scripture Struck @ Mk 2:23-28
Love over Law
Sabbath Rest was significant for the Jews. It required them to cease from all manual labor. It was meant to focus on God’s goodness and his work of redemption.
It was a remembrance of what God did to them. He liberated them from Egyptian slavery. Now they were to use their gift of freedom to honor him. Sabbath rest was a sacred day of worship.
The idea of the Sabbath was also meant to give dignity to the human person. It affirmed that man is more than a machine. Rest allowed him time for higher pursuits.
There is always the danger that our rituals precede over relationships or the commandment over compassion. Jesus reminds us that respecting the dignity of the human person is the highest rule. Love must lead over the law!😊