Homily of the Day

In the first reading Paul tells us of our exalted calling as sons and daughters of God and heirs of the Father.

In the Gospel reading Jesus heals on the sabbath a woman crippled for eighteen years. Rather than rejoicing in the cure of the crippled woman, the ruler of the synagogue was indignant that Jesus violated the sabbath by doing the cure on the sabbath. Jesus rebukes him, “You hypocrites! Everyone of you unties his ox or his donkey on the sabbath and leads it out of the barn to give it water. And here you have a daughter of Abraham whom Satan has bound for eighteen years. Should she not be freed from her bonds?”

Are there times we are hypocrites also? Remember God sees and knows all, even our inner hearts.