It is sad but religious people are consumed with “the rules”. Jesus knew it very well. He encountered it all the time.
Question to myself. Am I consumed about the rules and who is or isn’t following them?
I need to listen very close to Jesus. Jesus brings clarity to what is important. Am I on the side of Jesus or the religious leaders?
After that, Pharisees and religion scholars came to Jesus all the way from Jerusalem, criticizing, “Why do your disciples play fast and loose with the rules?” (Matthew 15:1-2)