To Save Life or to Destroy It?

“To Save Life or to Destroy It?”
Luke 6:6-11 “in a snailshell”
Monday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

On another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Luke 6:6-11

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3 thoughts on “To Save Life or to Destroy It?

  1. fdan

    Dear GMC, Your reflection is another reason why I think of my bipolar as a blessing. I pray for all those with mental illness to give Jesus a chance to give them a healthy, whole, Spirit-filled mind. Our Lady of China pray for us.

    Whether sickly or healthy,
    when heart and mind are given over to Jesus,
    He will heal us.


  2. fdan

    Dear GMC, Thank you for your reflections. You may never see the fruits of your labors. You won’t know how a word or a kindness affects another person, even another generation. For all that you do, thank you and be assured of my prayers always.


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