2nd week into the 2014 Lenten journey and I already blew my Sabbath commitment! There are just too many crises – even with other folks helping out. Jail, hospital, Greyhound busses, shut-ins, house guests, broken cars, etc.
And He said to them, “What man shall there be among you, who shall have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it, and lift it out? “Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” (Mat 12:11-12 NAS77)
My sheep are stuck in the house, homeless, in jail or the hospital, but I think those qualify as a pit, too.
And He was saying to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
(Mar 2:27 NAS77)