Me Agenda – Good News for January 20

20 01 2010

Mark 3:1-6

Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him.

He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” Then he said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent.

Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.

The Daily Path: How is it that these Pharisees could completely overlook the good in such an amazing miracle? The fact that a man was relieved of his suffering didn’t matter in the least. They were blinded by their own agenda and ego.

It’s not comfortable to think about all the times I’ve done the same thing. An assistance condemned because “me” was in a bad mood or it wasn’t exactly what “me” wanted. When will I learn?

Room to Chat: The suffering continues in Haiti.