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Liturgical day: Monday 23rd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 6,6-11): On another Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man with a paralyzed right hand and the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees watched him: Would Jesus heal the man on the Sabbath? If He did, they could accuse him... On another Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man with a paralyzed right hand and the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees watched him: Would Jesus heal the man on the Sabbath? If He did, they could accuse him. But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to the man, «Get up and stand in the middle». Then he spoke to them, «I want to ask you: what is allowed by the Law on the Sabbath, to do good or to do harm, to save life or destroy it?». And Jesus looked around at them all. Then He said to the man, «Stretch out your hand». He stretched it out and his hand was restored, becoming as whole as the other. But they were furious and began to discuss with one another how they could deal with Jesus.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we are surprised watching people seeking how to accuse Jesus. Accuse God! Isn’t it ridiculous? So it happened 21 centuries ago and it happens these days. What a fixation trying to put God against the ropes!

- Do you know what happens to the followers of this "sport"? "But they were furious and began to discuss with one another how they could deal with Jesus". They go blind and in the end they don’t know what to do with God! Shameful!