2nd Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus let the Disciples pick and eat heads of grain as they walked along on a Sabbath day, and He cured a man’s withered hand right in the synagogue. His rejuvenating conduct on a day of rest never went against the grain of God’s purpose. Like new cloth that would pull at a tear if used to patch old fabric, or like new wine that would burst an old wineskin already stretched to the limit by prior fermentation, Jesus offered new ideas and showed us how to use them. Do we listen to Scripture with attentiveness to new relevancy of God’s Word in our changing circumstances?