Jesus rattles the religious leaders. He does it all the time. It is intentional. No, I didn’t mean to do that kind of world with our Master.
It didn’t stop Jesus. All Jesus does is what He sees the Father do. Jesus sees God working 24/7. He does the same. His mission is be obedient to what God wants Him to do. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Jesus understands that God’s goal is one of obedience. No wiggle room. Be obedient. That is it.
Jesus challenges us to see what God is doing and do it. We are His ambassadors. That may get us in trouble with the religious leaders. So be it. Obedience is more important than sacrifice.
“My Father is working straight through, even on the Sabbath. So am I.” ~~Jesus (John 5:17 The Message)