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The lord of the Sabbath

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"And He said to them: The son of man is also Lord [kurios] of the Sabbath" (Luke 6:5).

The son of man, 'ben adam', is not only attributed to Jesus, but to all men, whoever they may be. Man, just like Jesus, is lord of the Sabbath (the day of rest), which means that he owns that day.

No doubt, the Word gives us a clear direction to follow, but it is man's heart that has to decide what he will do with his day of rest. He can then freely decide the manner in which God will be honoured on that day. The Sabbath will be what we make of it!