We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading the first 37 verses of Chapter 12 of St Matthew’s Gospel.
The chapter starts with the Pharisees accusing Jesus’s disciples of unlawful behaviour on the Sabbath.
He tells them that the Son of Man is the Sabbath and rebukes them for condemning the guiltless. He also healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath and the Pharisees started to conspire against him. Finally, in these verses, Jesus warns that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.