But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
It's almost impossible to read that "Son of Man" thing back through the lens of later Christian conclusions on the nature of Jesus. But the real reference is to Ezekiel's vision--- a completely Jewish notion.Anyway, the point is, Jesus wasn't selling his Stuff either. That was a dirty ragged hungry bunch of guys.Those two are precedent enough for me. Every penny anybody charges for the dharma or the gospel is charging that much more, for their own benefit, than the one who taught the Dharma first, and the one whose word was gospel, was the good news, to those with ears to hear.love, tim