Our own Don Merritt, The Life Project, is doing a lovely walk through Matthew. Right now he is in Chapter 22 with the religious leaders of the Chosen People plotting the downfall of their own Son Of God.
And today the verses I have in Mark are these:
Jesus entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and…
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