Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christ in the Wheat Field

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
Luke 6:1-5

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NOTE: This is not actually an ikon, but a prayer card that I received from my first Orthodox friends, and so it has sentimental value for me. It has always represented somehow the earthiness and approachableness of Jesus, which is to me one of the signs of true Orthodoxy—the nearness of the priests to the people.

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