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“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Luke 14:5-6

Jesus said to them, “Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?” But they were unable to answer his question.

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In today’s passage, Jesus had come to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees who were the religious leaders.

The people at this dinner “were observing him carefully” (14:1) because they wanted to catch him if he violated the sabbath law in even the slightest way.

(Note the similarity to Institutional rule-keepers today.)

Then, in their presence, Jesus healed a man who was suffering from a physical affliction.

This violated the rule against working on the sabbath.

That’s when Jesus made the statement in today’s scripture verses above.

For Jesus, doing the compassionate thing always trumped following the law.

Rules are meant to keep us in line in order that we might not stray off and do things that aren’t very loving and respectful to ourselves or others.

The rules, as such, are obviously important.

But for Jesus, love was always the top priority.

Is it ours?

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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