January 19, 2015 Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 2:18-22
Sister M. Albertine Stachowski, CSSF
Today we hear that Jesus’ disciples were acting outside of the expected norm. They are acting differently in their observance of Jewish laws. Jesus’ disciples feast … while the disciples of John and the Pharisees fast. This makes the Pharisees and Scribes rather uncomfortable and suspicious … and so they ask why … what is going on?
Jesus explains that His presence is the game changer! Jesus brings a new way of life. Jesus makes a point … a brand new time has come … a new way of thinking and acting has arrived.
If the Pharisees and Scribes realized and believed that Jesus was God … that He was the promised Messiah … they would have better understood that having Jesus among them was reason for THEM to feast too … to re-evaluate their old practices … to resolve the tension between the old and the new way.
Jesus tries to re-focus their attention on what is important … on His presence among them … on His way … the new way of acting and living holy lives. The time had come for change and re-visioning.
Because of Jesus … things changed.
In our lives … things change because of Jesus. Following the way of Jesus calls us to feast in His love.
May we change and re-vision our lives so we too can focus on what is important and lead holy lives.
Martin Luther King was also a game changer, however, we are still caught in the web of racial discrimination. We have to become the game changer, in whatever way, big, small, noticed or unnoticed …