Mark 3: 4-5 ” Then Jesus asked them, ‘ Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill? ‘ But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts. He said to the man, ‘ Stretch out your hand. ‘ He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.”

Jesus was in the Synagogue on the Sabbath when He came upon a man with a shriveled, deformed hand.  The questions He posed to the Pharisees were simple and to the point…what is more important – the Sabbath’s laws and rituals or human life?  No wonder Jesus was so exasperated at their callous and insensitive silence.  For all the Pharisees saw was the Law, while all Jesus saw was the suffering.

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