On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: March 22, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


What good is it to learn and know the ways of the Lord our God;if we keep it to ourselves? For the abounding love and grace poured out for us by deepening our faith in Him compels us to share.

By sharing and teaching the faith we received we learn it better ourselves.
The learning of a disciple never ceases, for there is no end to the knowledge and depth of the heart of God our Heavenly Father.

By applying all we have learnt in our daily lives and passing it on, we will never forget or let it slip away from us. For we dwell in Him as He dwells in us. 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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