On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 23, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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An ordered life towards the heart of the Lord our God is what all God’s children should desire and seek. When we are obedient unto Him, His commands, His Will for us; only then can we truly declare that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.

And so we cannot allow our children to live according to their whims and fancies! We must guide them into a loving relationship with the Lord our God teaching them  His commandments and to seek His will always. For then we can rest assured that we will all be reunited in Heaven.

There is no greater way to affirm God’s love for us, to remind one another to be repentant of our sins and to guide one another into the Heavenly Kingdom of God then through belonging to a faith Community. For then we are striving to live as One Body in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Amen

First reading

Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9

Keep these laws and observe them

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

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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