07-18-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 18, 2014
Jesus said to the Pharisees, “I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.  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.”  Mt 12:1-8

The long story is that the Pharisees were constantly picking on Jesus and His disciples for not obeying the strict laws of Jewish religious tradition; even if those laws contradicted themselves.  For example, not to work meant, not helping others, not eating, not lifting a finger on a Sabbath (the Holy day for the Jews).  Jesus’ rebuttal was that the relationship with God and others was more important to God than showy exhibits of religiosity.

Really makes one think about what our own motives are for religion.  Is it all to make us feel good, or is it to develop good relationships, help others and in the process love God in them, as well?

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