The Bible opened to Isaiah

Sharing the Word for November 3, 2023

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

November 3, 2023
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Luke 14:1-6

The other day we heard the narrative of Jesus’ cure of the crippled woman. The cure took place in a synagogue, and the synagogue leader objects that Jesus was healing on the Sabbath. Jesus replies that if it’s acceptable to care for farm animals on the Sabbath, it’s certainly acceptable to care for a daughter of Abraham.

In today’s reading we have almost the same narrative. This time it’s set at a dinner hosted by a prominent Pharisee. The guests watch to see if Jesus will cure on the Sabbath. Jesus uses the same argumentation he used before. The man is cured.

Jesus teaches that both men and women are eligible for his ministrations. God is kind and loving to us all.

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