The peace of the Lord be with you. I admit I was not sure what to make of the Gospel reading this morning so I consulted the reflection on the USCCB website. A priest from Springfield Massachusetts shared that the sabbath Jesus refers to is not just a day set apart from labor, but also a day that celebrates mercy, seeks justice for all people, and continues to work with God for the transformation of the world; it is a way of life that keeps us in the God zone.
Let us gather together this weekend to give praise to God, to be instructed by His word, fed with his body, and renewed so we may continue to serve God and each other. What the world needs now, perhaps more than ever is God’s “love sweet love it is the only thing that there is just too little of.” In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.