Thursday, July 16, 2009

Daily - 7/16/09

Matthew 12:1-8

1 At that time Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them.

2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath."

3 He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry,

4 how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering, which neither he nor his companions but only the priests could lawfully eat?

5 Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests serving in the temple violate the sabbath and are innocent?

6 I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.

7 If you knew what this meant, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned these innocent men.

8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath."

When the Pharisees were nitpicking, Christ told them that "Something greater than the temple is here." That is every bit as true today as it was then when Christ visibly walked the earth.

St. Francis de Sales gives a great image that I try to take with me as much as I can. Just as a bird cannot fly through the sky without touching air, we cannot walk on this earth without touching Christ. Everything we see, hear, touch, smell, and taste is from Him. He is everywhere, always present, and interacting in our lives.

I wish I could remember that all day long, or even for an hour out of the day. He is always here, He is always with us, all we need to do is come to Him.