1. Matthew 12: 1-8 Jesus “works” on the Sabbath
Here we are reminded of those wolfs that are waiting to pounce on the sheep. Jesus and his disciples were traveling on Sabbath. They are hungry and while in a field gleaned some of the wheat for food. The faith leaders take on Jesus and his disciples for breaking a rule and working on Sabbath. Jesus using the same logic and wisdom of the Rabbi’s begin to counter them on when it is OK to break the Sabbath. The details of this passage is pretty interesting, you may want to look them up.
Jesus broke a rule and he did not hide the fact. He broke a rule! To think that the foundation of our church was built by a man who broke rules can open our minds. There were plenty of rules that Jesus kept and that he taught – Jesus said don’t just love your neighbors love your enemies too! But some rules; Jesus broke. Our decisions in life will all lead to consequences, not all consequence is bad. As we think about the decisions we have made or the decisions we need to make we should not be held back by rules, especially rules imposed on us. We should instead allow our relationship with the Divine lead us to decision making. Now might be the time to break the rules and follow God; now might be the time that no rules need to be broken.