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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 6, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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I am a good faithful Catholic, I never miss Sunday Mass. I don’t steal, commit adultery, I honour my father and mother in fact I do not break any of the commandments! Am I truly a good Catholic?  If I have not love and forgiveness for the least of my brethren? If I keep the Word of God and the promise of salvation all to myself? If I avoid sinners like the plague? If I have no reverence for God or the sacraments?

How we often forget that our one true God gave us the law out of and in Love that we may have order, peace, respect and love for Him and for each other among the many other wonderful gifts and blessings that comes therein.

The law before Jesus came; can be liken to a pitcher of water, which He did not come to pour out but to fill it up to the brim. The law written unto our hearts are perfected in Him.

So do we change the laws by our own interpretation? Do we update them to move with the times? Do we pick and choose what part of the law is applicable in this day and age? Do we allow the world to tell us that the laws of God are outdated? Or do we live the law in the light? Do we cherish and treasure the laws of God by our love? Our deeds? All that we say and do? Do we follow the guidance of the Church Jesus established?

Gospel

Matthew 5:17–19

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”