Friday, July 15, 2016

Who Works on the Sabbath?

In today's gospel, the Pharisees rebuke the disciples for plucking heads of grains on the sabbath, and Jesus in turn rebukes the Pharisees for being jerk-faces, or at least that's how we normally read it. It turns out Jesus had a higher purpose, HERE's my homily on it.


  1. As I was listening to your homily and referring to the role of priests in the church it dawned on me that the location of this Gospel is a field of grain. Presumably the kind of grain that would have been used to make bread. So us it conceivable that this could also be pointing to the task that priests would have in Consecrating bread at Mass, a sort of precursor? And thus make this a Eucharistic passage?

  2. I haven't listened to the homily yet (but I think it's neat that you are uploading your homilies), but looking at the title, I'll admit that I struggle not to work on Sunday.

    It was 1916 when the 8 hour day came in, in the US, by law. My how we've retreated from the concept of 8 hours and five days of work per week in recent years.