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Today’s Gospel
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Saturday 22nd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 6,1-5): And Jesus added, «The Son of Man is Lord and rules over the Sabbath». One Sabbath Jesus was going through the corn fields and his disciples began to pick heads of grain crushing them in their hands for food. Some of the Pharisees asked them, «Why do you do what is forbidden on the Sabbath?». Then Jesus spoke, «Have you never read what David did when he and his men were hungry?. He entered the house of God, took and ate the bread of the offering and even gave some to his men, though only priests are allowed to eat that bread». And Jesus added, «The Son of Man is Lord and rules over the Sabbath».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus defends us again from the foolishness of the Pharisees. It so happens that some disciples were walking with the Lord. As they were hungry, they began to pluck ears to eat the grain (as if they were eating "popcorn"). But, what a mistake! It was Saturday. Sin, said the Pharisees. But it was God who said it, but the Pharisees who had invented it.

-The dramatic thing is that 20 centuries later we keep on doing the very same thing: we love "religion à la carte"... We invent our own religion (which usually coincides with what we like). But it is no longer a thing of God! For I tell God what things are like...