Lord even of the sabbath

January 19, 2016 6:00 am

“The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” (MK 2: 27-28)

An end and a means to an end—how often we make some mistakes there, especially in our relationships; how often we are tempted to use somebody to our own ends. She or he can easily be a means for our ends. Even God could be used in my prayers as a means to my ends. Love and Responsibility reminds us: “no one may use a person as a means to an end: neither any man nor even God the Creator.” The answer lies in love, where we look for the common good and common ends. “Our LORD,” who is love, knows how to “enlighten the eyes of our hearts” so that we can answer “to our call.”

“May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to our call.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak