The Tuesday in the 4th Week of Lent
March 21, 2023
Jesus heals a guy, he picks up his mat, and then Jesus gets in trouble because the powers say he has broken the Sabbath.
Why did they not focus on the miracle instead of the rule that was broken?
I think if I could look at the miracle of what was done instead of the way. I may not agree with the process or have an opposing view to those who did the work. I let those cloud the miracle. By miracle, I mean someone receiving help from a person I consider off-putting, a politician championing an issue, or even someone handing out money to the homeless. I need to take a step back and see that God works through everyone. I should not only seek for the face of Christ in those who need help but in all people. If the Sadducees and Pharisees saw the miracle instead of, that guy Jesus, the troublemaker, they may have been in awe instead of angry. So for Lent I will look for the miracle and the face of Christ in all even those I consider disingenuous.
Dustin L Holmes