I made a personal commitment when I entered into the ministry to put people first, before man made rules, rituals and traditions. No one is perfect. I certainly am not. I have made and continue to make a lot of mistakes. So decided if I had to make a choice between two options I was going to err on the side of the Gospel.
Jesus never made any mistakes. But he challenged those who thought they had it all together and knew exactly what to do. He shows us by His Words and actions that helping people in need is more important that following rules and rituals. Jesus never disobeyed God's Laws. We should not either. But we can and should set aside the traditions, rules and rituals that would prevent us from helping someone in need.