Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
July 17, 2020 – Friday
Gospel: Matthew 12:1–8
“It is mercy I want, not sacrifice.” (cf. Matthew 12:7)
Sometimes, we look in the faults of others especially when they don't follow the same rules we follow. And sometimes, we tend to unconsciously criticise others in comparing the good works and sacrifices we do for the Lord.
In today's Gospel, Jesus showed both compassion and mercy towards his disciples who felt hunger in walking through a field of grain on the Sabbath as they were criticised by the Pharisees for not following the law.
In this time of pandemic, we may still be encouraged to do sensible things having an attitude of mercy and compassion to all instead of judging others from being different with us.