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A day like no other

Tuesday of Week 2 per annum
In the gospel today Pharisees criticise the disciples for plucking grain from the edge of the field. For them this was a transgression of the Law of Moses – plucking grain was deemed to be work and therefore was forbidden. We can find this attitude surprising; not least, because, if we are honest, our own keeping of the Sabbath is a million miles from those Pharisees.
Some people wrongly interpret Our Lord’s teaching on the Sabbath. They wrongly think that basically the Sabbath is something we can forget about, all we need to do is go to mass (if we are not sick, or caring for the sick etc.). So perhaps it would be good to remind ourselves how we should be keeping the Sabbath as followers of Jesus Christ:
In the third commandment of the Decalogue (Ten Commandmants) we are told to keep the Sabbath day holy – it is for the Lord, and it is a day not to do any work. It is firstly then a day of protest against the servitude of work! Work was something that came to …

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