Commentary on the Gospel of
THE SON OF MAN IS LORD OF THE SABBATH
After having created the world, the Lord rests. On the Sabbath, we rest to glorify the Lord for all he has created and provided us. However, when we are sick, we have difficulty praising God. Like creation that is still incomplete, we yearn for completion. Upon being restored, we praise and thank the Lord.
In the Gospel, Jesus’ disciples were hungry. Despite the Sabbath Law, they picked, crushed and ate the grain. The hungry cannot rest; they are restless. To be hungry is to be incomplete. To be fed is to be fulfilled, like creation that is completed.