St. Gregory the Great
While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?" Jesus said to them in reply, "Have you not read what David did when he and those (who were) with him were hungry? (How) he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering, which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions." Then he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath" (Luke 6: 1-5).
Jesus was a great Friend. He defended his disciples right away and did not appreciate it when others spoke negatively about them when their behavior was fine. This is a real friend.
Jesus, I want to be included in Your group of friends.
Impact Sports: Can I concentrate on the task at hand when the game is on the line?
Impact Life: Am I strong enough to help my friends live virtuously?