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Monday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 6:6-11): On a certain Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the Sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him... On a certain Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the Sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we are surprised watching people seeking 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 on 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!