First Reading; 1 Cor 4:9-15
Resp. Psalm: Ps 145:17-18, 19-20,21 (The Lord is near to all who call upon him.)
Gospel: Lk 6:1-5 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.”
Reflection: Jesus teaches us very clearly here that human needs transcend every rule and regulation- In the end, there is only one law that counts:Thou shalt love one another as I have loved you.
(From the reflections of: Sr Joan D. Chittister, OSB [ Daily Gospel 2010])