“Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” Luke 14:3
But they remained silent.
“If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?”
And they had nothing to say.
Really? Why no answer? Was it a hard question?
If this Pharisee, who did not respond, was my father, I’d be careful to stay away from wells on the Sabbath. Because, evidently, because of the law, there would be some hesitation about saving me if I happened to fall in.
Gee, thanks, dad.
Why were Jesus’ questions met with silence?
Was it because the Pharisee didn’t know the answer?
Or was it because he did, but it exposed his flawed thinking?
Or maybe he was hurrying out the door to pull his ox out of the well…