On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 2, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The laws of our loving Father in Heaven are signposts that keeps us on the right path back to Him. They enable us to live as one united in and with Him.

Through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ the laws are in our minds and written on our hearts. So that we might know them through our conscience. Jesus has established the new and everlasting covenant so that we, who are God our Father’s children can live with Him eternally.

We are given a choice and it is ours alone to make. Let us choose to live faithfully, with and in Him; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9

Moses said to the people:

  ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you.

  ‘See, as the Lord my God has commanded me, I teach you the laws and customs that you are to observe in the land you are to enter and make your own. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, “No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?

  ‘But take care what you do and be on your guard. Do not forget the things your eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your heart all the days of your life; rather, tell them to your children and to your children’s children.’

Gospel
Matthew 5:17-19

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved. Therefore, the man who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of heaven; but the man who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of heaven.’

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