Doctrines

Mark 2:23-28
One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 
And the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 
And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God, when Abi’athar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 
And he said to them, “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; so the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.”

Homily:
In all things, seek understanding.

The doctrines we uphold were put in place for a purpose. That purpose is never catholic. The purpose should serve humanity for a time.

Doctrines can be a distraction from living right. You obey all doctrines, but judge and hate your fellow human, because they do neither measure up nor agree to wear the chains you have chosen.

Doctrines should not create a distance between you and God. Avoid doctrines that sell themselves as the bridge between you and God.

Doctrines are man-made. They are born, they grow, they change and they pass away, with time.

But you serve a God that is timeless.

Speak to him directly. Listen to him.

He listens. He speaks.