In Luke 14:1-6, the Lord could have avoided controversy. He could have arranged for the man with dropsy to meet Him privately later and then healed with no one else knowing. For that matter, He could have done it publicly the next day - after the Sabbath. But, knowing the ruler of the Pharisees and his buddies were watching Him carefully, Jesus makes a big show of it. Why? Our Savior also wants to heal the Pharisees of their pride, as indicated by the parables following the miracle, that they might also join in His Eternal Feast.
All glory be to our blessed Lord, who has invited those who cannot repay Him, even those blinded by jealousy – even us.