“Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath … to save life?” (Luke 6:9)
On This Date…
On September 5, 1997 Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India died at her convent in Calcutta ten days after her 87th birthday. Yesterday in Rome Pope Francis declared her a saint and today is her first official feast day.
In today’s Gospel Jesus healed a man’s withered hand on the Sabbath, asking the question, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath … to save life?”. In 1982 Mother Teresa told a group of American journalists, “You cannot do what I do, I cannot do what you do, but together we can do something beautiful for God” – an inspiring Labor Day message.
– Father McLaughlin