We learn several principles about the Sabbath day from Christ’s life. Christ healed the sick and afflicted on the Sabbath Day, which the Jews disapproved of Him doing on the Sabbath. (see: John 9:1-16, John 5:2-16, Luke 6:6-11)
The true purpose of the Sabbath Day has been obscured over the years and smothered by the minutiae of Rabbinical Law.
Christ is using these opportunities to reteach the purpose of the Sabbath Day and prepare people for the higher law.
What does Christ example teach us about our own Sabbath Day observance?
If you aren’t doing anything on the Sabbath, you aren’t keeping it. It is a day of temporary reprieve from worldly abor and to more closely approach and worship God.
How can we do better without feeling like we have to do more?
Doctrine and Covenants 64:33 says “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.”
Reaching out to people don’t need to be a big production.
Don’t over analyze our abilities or lack thereof, just do what you feel impressed to do.
Recognize that your actions or thoughts may be a small part of a larger plan that Heavenly Father has for you or someone else.
We don’t need to compare our efforts to anyone else’s. We each have our own talents and strengths to contribute.
President Eyring said, “It’s natural to feel some inadequacy when we consider what the Lord has called us to do. In fact, if you told me that you feel perfectly capable of fulfilling your … duties, I might worry that you do not understand them. On the other hand, if you told me that you feel like giving up because the task is too far beyond your abilities, then I would want to help you understand how the Lord magnifies and strengthens [His servants] to do things they never could have done alone” (“Walk with Me”).