Healing Of A Crippled Woman On The Sabbath

Leaders have a very important role in our life; they are often tasked with guiding us through tumultuous challenges. Yet, they are also human and can make big mistakes.

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A Jewish synagogue leader was indignant with Jesus because he had healed a woman on the Sabbath. She was disabled and bent-over for 18yrs. He said to the attentive crowd (and Jesus), “There are six days on which work should be done! So come and be healed on those days, and not on the Sabbath Day”.

Change is difficult for many to accept, yet up-sizing to a bigger house, new car or a better-paid job is generally not a problem!

The synagogue leader’s real issue was perhaps, that he was not prepared to change to God’s way or that he felt his job was being undermined by Jesus and he was under grave threat of losing it.

Doing good on a Sunday, as Jesus did, and accepting his teachings should hold no fear. (Luke 13:10-17)

Thought

Change is inevitable throughout our life. Make it a part of growing closer to Jesus.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, guide me in your ways, grant me a clearer understanding of your teachings and keep me faithful to your will. Amen.

Prayer: Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O Good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds, Lord, hide me
Suffer me, not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me

In the hour of my death call me
that I may praise Thee with Thy Saints and Angels,
forever and ever. Amen.