February 11, 2011


6th Sunday - A
Matthew 5: 17-37

Who, not What

Jesus says, "I have come not to abolish but to fulfill" the law or the prophets. In fact, Jesus is the fulfillment of God's plan.

The law and the prophets prepared for Jesus' coming. They are not an entity in themselves.

The disciples of Jesus are invited not to settle for the observation of some rules and regulations, no matter how good they are. We are called to follow Him.

"Jesus does not tell his disciples that they must live the perfection of the Law, but he shows them such a life-style. Jesus is the embodiment of the perfection of the Law." [1]

Jesus is the fullness of God's revelation. He is God's love. He is our model. We are called to become like him as sons and daughters of God.

[1] Francis J. Moloney. The Gospel of the Lord: Reflections on the Gospel Readings - Year A. Homebush, Australia: St. Paul Publications, 1992; p. 140.

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