The disciples pick corn as they walk on the Sabbath. I was struck by the innocence with which the disciples did this. While Jesus and the Pharisees were on the alert for technicalities around the law on the Sabbath, it seems that the disciples weren't. They didn't even realise that they were giving the Pharisees an opening to challenge Jesus.
If the Sabbath was made for man, not vice versa, can we say that the Law was made for man and not man for the Law? I think so. Just a fresh way of looking at it that reminds me that God is not looking for unthinking obedience from us.
Would this mean that it is ok to steal from a person wealthier than you if you are starving? I don't think so, necessarily. But it means that we are encouraged to ask that question. And to keep asking in every situation and context.