Friday of the 15 week in ordinary time ‘b’
It is not about what they did, not about their actions, but simply about not liking them and not liking Jesus. No matter how much good Jesus would do, there were always people who wanted to accuse Him of doing something wrong or illegal. “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath.” If we don’t like a person, then nothing that that person would do, even if it’s something great and worthwhile, will satisfy us. We would always find a way to complain or accuse that person of unclean intentions. On the other side, if we really like someone, we will try to find a way of defending even the worse action of that person. Jesus did tremendous things that no one before did, but there were some who simply didn’t care for Him and were looking carefully if He or His disciples would somehow break the law. I think we need to make our judgments based not on the person but by their actions and deeds.