When Jesus teaches, He does so definitively. When Jesus interprets the Law, He does so with authority. Jesus shows everyone that service to one’s neighbor can never break the Sabbath because it is also service to God.

God never rests from Love. Therefore, to love another – even on the Sabbath – can never be wrong. One is always closest to God when one loves another.

O Holy Spirit, bind me closely to the heart of Jesus. May I be inspired to respond always in charity, never counting the cost.