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he Gospel of Luke says: One Sab­bath Je­sus was go­ing through the corn fields, and his dis­ci­ples be­gan to pick heads of grain, crush­ing them in their hands for food. Some of the Pharisees asked them, “Why do you do what is for­bid­den on the Sab­bath? Then Je­sus spoke up and asked them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his men were hun­gry? He en­tered the house of God , took and ate the bread of the of­fer­ing, and even gave some of his men, though only priests are al­lowed to eat that bread”.

Here we have two con­flicts be­tween Je­sus and the re­li­gious peo­ple of his time con­cern­ing the Sab­bath. Let us not for­get that the word Sab­bath means rest. God re­quested that one day be made holy each week, not pri­mar­ily for re­li­gious assem­blies, but to al­low ev­ery­one to rest (Ex 20:10). God is glo­ri­fied when peo­ple are not en­slaved in order to gain their daily sus­te­nance be­cause of their work.

In the first episode, Je­sus does not ar­gue with the

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