The Spirit Behind the Law
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For 15 March 2023, Wednesday of the third week of Lent, based on Matthew 5:17-19
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Sr. Brigid Cannon, OP
16 March 2023 @ 4:59 am
Thank you Fr. Evans, for your many examples and challenges of what it truly means to fulfill the spirit of the law. As Christians, Jesus gives us the example of how he came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it. It is how we fulfill the spirit behind the law that matters “to love God and our neighbor”. Jesus fulfilled the law himself with mercy and justice. Do we do the same in our behavior was the question that came to me?
Blessings of the Holy Spirit in your continued preaching of the Good News,