For 21 January 2009, Wednesday of 2nd week, based on Mark 3:1-6
Again Jesus entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, â€œCome forward.â€ Then he said to them, â€œIs it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?â€ But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, â€œStretch out your hand.â€ He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.