One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of
grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of
Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he
also gave some to his companions.”
Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the
Our recognition of the dignity and intrinsic value of the human person is more important than any material help we can give. Our solidarity with the poor requires that we work not only for them but also with them, learning from them their real needs and aspirations. In our efforts to combat hunger, ignorance and denial of human rights, we follow the Catholic Social Teaching and the directives of the local church” (SSpS Const. 112.1, 2).
1. What feelings are in your heart as you begin this day?
2. As we work together on our Direction Setting, where do you recognize and find yourself? Do you feel any resistance?
3. Where are we as SSpS called to place our strength?
4. What grace do you wish to pray for today?