This encounter between Jesus and the Pharisees is essential to understanding Jesus and his Gospel: love and care for people always surpasses strict obedience to the law. This story confronts us with God’s truth and dares us to believe it. This story challenges us to put aside what we think we know, and to listen with ears willing to hear, to see with eyes willing to see, and to love with hearts open to others. This story defies the human laws of the world with the truth of God’s emerging new creation. This is more than a game changer: this is a world changer!
- Matthew 12:1 - 12