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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 12, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Jesus_Teaches_The_Law

Why do we turn away from laws of God? Why are we fearful of the laws? Why are we fearful of God? Is it because His laws are just too hard to follow?  Is it because we do not like to live by rules or regulations? Is it because we do not like to hear the truth when we go wrong? Are we afraid of the wrath of God that we cower in fear and in the darkness as to hide from Him? Do we lead others away so that we have company?

Are all these not a result of our imperfect love? An imperfect understanding of the love of God? Do we still not see that the commandments were given to us in and out of love for us? Have we ever given thought to what the world would be like without God’s laws? Without His love? Have we taken the time to contemplate and reflect on how Jesus fulfills the law? How He perfects the law and the understanding of it?

Until such time we embrace Jesus and hold Him dear in our hearts and in our lives, only then will we understand. Understand that the law once written in stone is now written unto our hearts by Jesus. Through Him we are able to love with a perfect love, to understand and to live that love in our lives. We begin to see that God’s law is love too….

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.”