For 5 September 2011, Monday of 23rd week, based on Luke 6:6-11
On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they might find an accusation against him. Even though he knew what they were thinking, he said to the man who had the withered hand, â€œCome and stand here.â€ He got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, â€œI ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to destroy it?â€ After looking around at all of them, he said to him, â€œStretch out your hand.â€ He did so, and his hand was restored. But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
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.