For 19 January 2016, Tuesday of the 2nd week of the year, based on Mark 2:23-28
(This preaching first appeared on theWord on 17 Jan 2012)
One sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, â€œLook, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?â€ And he said to them, â€œHave you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.â€ Then he said to them, â€œThe sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even 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.