Saint Matthew by Ermes Dovico

Divine pedagogy

The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6: 5)

Gospel Pearls 05_09_2020 Italiano

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. (Luke 6: 1-5)

Little by little Jesus began to affirm his divine nature, as in this case when he proclaimed Himself Lord of the Sabbath. Jesus’s divine pedagogy of gradually revealing his mysteries to man can already be seen in the Old Testament. We thank the Lord for calling us to live when Revelation has already been completely fulfilled. In this way, we are comforted by the certainty that eternal life exists.