On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: June 14, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


God’s law has been written on our hearts and so no one can claim ignorance. In fact to love Him and His living Word made flesh we are already embracing His laws. For the pursuit of loving Him more deeply is also an increased desire to do His will more fully.

Jesus our Lord and saviour has breathed His spirit of life into us and because of it we have life to the fullest in Him. We did nothing to merit this for it was God our Father who first loved us.

So let us continue to remain steadfast in His love as we declare thy Kingdom come on earth as in Heaven. Amen

First reading
2 Corinthians 3:4-11

Before God, we are confident of this through Christ: not that we are qualified in ourselves to claim anything as our own work: all our qualifications come from God. He is the one who has given us the qualifications to be the administrators of this new covenant, which is not a covenant of written letters but of the Spirit: the written letters bring death, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the administering of death, in the written letters engraved on stones, was accompanied by such a brightness that the Israelites could not bear looking at the face of Moses, though it was a brightness that faded, then how much greater will be the brightness that surrounds the administering of the Spirit! For if there was any splendour in administering condemnation, there must be very much greater splendour in administering justification. In fact, compared with this greater splendour, the thing that used to have such splendour now seems to have none; and if what was so temporary had any splendour, there must be much more in what is going to last for ever.

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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