On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 12, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How can we teach and pass on the truth of our faith if we do not know or understand it ourselves? If we do not take the time to learn it. To live out the Word of God in our lives? To deepen our relationship with the Lord our God who sent us His advocate to guide us.

What will we pass on then to our children? To our family and friends interested to know more about our Lord Jesus Christ? A watered down faith with misconceptions passed on? How will we effectively communicate the fact that by keeping our Lord’s Word and commands we are simply living out our call as daughters and sons of God our Heavenly Father;if we only pick and choose what to follow and have not the discipline nor the fortitude to remain obedient and faithful!

Breathe Your spirit upon me Lord,that all who know me will say that Your laws Lord are written on my heart and Your spirit dwells within me. Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading

2 Corinthians 3:4-11
The new covenant is a covenant of the Spirit

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.


Matthew 5:17-19
I have not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets but to complete them

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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