Today's Gospel has a special theme about not judging other people. Jesus came upon a man with a withered arm and the Pharisees watched Jesus to see what he would do about the man as it was the Sabbath. Jesus approached the man and cured his arm and this upset the Pharisees as no work was to be done on the Sabbath. Jesus believed it was better to heal the man than to let him continue with the withered arm. The Pharisees judged his action and condemned him. How often do we judge others when we see them do the right thing and we cannot acknowledge that what they are doing is right. Let us ask God to give us the courage to always do the right thing even though we might be judged by others. Imagine being judged for doing the right thing!
KM Donohue, OSU