A Load That Can Be Carried Without Violating the Sabbath

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Sometimes in the Gospels we find an abrupt transition of contrasting scenes to convey an irony fundamental to the Gospel itself. For example, strength made perfect in infirmity, or the wisdom revealed to the simple. Observe such a contrast, for instance, in the following sequence: “[Jesus says,] ‘Come to me, […]