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Friday 30th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 14,1-6): One Sabbath Jesus had gone to eat a meal in the house of a leading Pharisee, and He was carefully watched. In front of him was a man suffering from dropsy; so Jesus asked the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees, «Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?». One Sabbath Jesus had gone to eat a meal in the house of a leading Pharisee, and He was carefully watched. In front of him was a man suffering from dropsy; so Jesus asked the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees, «Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?». But no one answered. Jesus then took the man, healed him and sent him away. And he addressed them, «If your lamb or your ox falls into a well on a Sabbath day, who among you doesn't hurry to pull it out?». And they could not answer.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today the absurd polemic returns. We are on Saturday: attention! What will Jesus do? For the moment, He is asking a question ... It is as if He were saying: is it fair to love on the Sabbath, or not? Is it fair to help others on Saturday, or not? ...

- Some people who called them "very religious" had doubts: "they kept silent." What do you say? The answer is clear !, but we must be consistent: on Sunday, less "party" and more God, more family, more help, more ...

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