The Pharisees have accused Jesus' disciples of breaking the Sabbath by eating ears of corn in the field. The experts in the Law again missed Mercy when they met Him.
I would have made an excellent Pharisee. I feel in control with laws. They are very well defined and appeal to my judgemental nature. They also make me feel good when I measure them against others and see that others fail to meet their standards. The problem is, deep within me I know that I fail as well. Mercy is my only hope. I need to understand the words "What I want is mercy, not sacrifice".
Lord Jesus, have mercy on me a sinner. Give me a merciful heart to those I met today.
Little Flower, please pray for me.