The Lord of the Sabbath
Sabbath-keeping was (and is) one of the most important aspects of religious Jewish identity. But now, here in Luke 6, one who claims to be “Lord of the Sabbath” has come. What does that mean? And what will the Jewish religious leaders do with him? Unfortunately, not what they should have. But what he came to do is even more important. That’s because he came to do good and save life. And that’s what he did–both then, as well as for us today.