When the disciples were seen on the Sabbath rubbing corn in their hands and eating it, the Pharisees challenged them because, in their view, it was against Jewish law to “work” on the Sabbath.
Jesus told the Pharisees, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath”. (Matthew 12:8)
The Son of Man is Lord of Monday, Tuesday, Wed… and the Sabbath. But Lord, help me to put quality time aside every day of my life to talk to you, share your Gospel with others and support the poor and oppressed.
Lord Jesus, instil in me a healthy life balance; a time to work and a time to pray, a time to enrich my own life and a time to help others.
Prayer: Poor – Daily Service
Make us worthy, Lord,
to serve our brothers and sisters throughout the world,
who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them, through our hands,
this day their daily bread,
and by our understanding love,
give them peace and joy.
Make us, Lord,
worthy to serve our brothers and sisters,
scattered all over the world,
who live and die alone and poor.
Give them today, using our hands, their daily bread.
And, using our love, give them peace and happiness. Amen.