“Swimming With Love”

St. Bonaventure Matt. 12:1-8  ” At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads  of grain to eat.  When the Pharasees saw it, they said to him “Look your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the sabbath.  .. .Jesus said: I tell you something greater than the temple is here.. ..I do mercy and not sacrifice.”

Jesus highlights that a compassionate response to hunger and human need takes precedence over scrupulous observance of a ritual or a law.  A compassionate response to hunger and human need takes precedence over our our capitalistic needs.  I see hunger, I see people without day in and day out and I watch well dressed people walk by. I have a friend who says, “I do not see that many people,” well regardless as long as there is one that is to many. St. Bonaventure summed it up when he said: “Let us be rooted and grounded in chairty so that we may comprehend what is the length of eternity, the breadth of liberality, the heighth of majesty, and the depth of discerning wisdom.”

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