5 Sep 2009
For 5 September 2009, Saturday of 22nd week, based on Luke 6:1-5
One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. But some of the Pharisees said, â€œWhy are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?â€ Jesus answered, â€œHave you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and gave some to his companions?â€ Then he said to them, â€œThe Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.â€
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.