Today on the 10th Sunday of Luke the Gospel lesson comes to us from Luke 13:17-21. In this pericope a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years is healed by Jesus in the synagogue on the sabbath. This healing on the sabbath makes the ruler of the synagogue indignant because he does not know the weightier matters of the law. Father Ernesto shares with us how today’s lesson is the exclamation point to the Gospels on the three previous Sundays. Love of neighbor is one of the highest priorities in the Christian life and is second only to the love of God. We do not know God until we serve our neighbor and we do not serve our neighbor until we know God. Jesus heals the woman to give both the ruler of the synagogue and us an example of how we ought to serve those in need. We as Orthodox Christians should examine our priorities and see if we serve others through practical expressions of love and therefore regard the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy and faith.