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 19, 2019 Friday
Gospel: Matthew 12:1–8
“It is mercy I want, not sacrifice.” (cf. Mt 12:6)
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 toward His disciples who were hungry and walking through a field of grain on the sabbath. As they were being criticised by the Pharisees for not following the law.
Today, Jesus invites us to have an attitude of mercy and compassion to people instead of judging them with their differences from us.