“Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” Mark 2:24Piety
Jesus, you teach us to be obedient and then you show us the path to civil disobedience. Give us the fortitude to surge ahead with the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope that you instilled in your apostles. Give us the faith and patience to be worthy to inherit the promises you made to your brothers and sisters. Amen.
The pattern of confrontation with the Pharisees continues. Jesus asserts to them that the Sabbath was made for man. The notes to the NAB explain that this statement is a “reaffirmation of the divine intent of the Sabbath to benefit
Jesus started a practice which has been followed by others in his footsteps. His work has inspired other people who have challenged unjust conditions in society.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this
One of the most significant protests of the civil rights movement took place at a lunch counter now preserved in the Smithsonian Museum. On February 1, 1960, four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural and
Just as Jesus challenged the Pharisees in today’s reading on the Sabbath laws, I think Jesus would have been sitting with Mrs. Parks and with the college students in
Have you ever disobeyed a law you did not consider just?