Religion or Relationship?
Jesus did not respect religion, especially when it prevented people from being blessed.
Choosing between being legalism or helping people in need should have been an easy choice for any person, including the Pharisees. Because religion does not carry the heart of God, it will default to perpetuating itself, even to the neglect of people in need.
Jesus openly defied the religious spirit, and its adherents, by healing a man on the Sabbath day. This infuriated the religious leaders, who could not find it in their heart to rejoice over a man who had been supernaturally healed.
The love of God will always trump religious tradition. Thank God that we have more than religion. We have a relationship with the risen Savior and we carry His heart to people!