February 22, 2014

7th Sunday - A


Another Purpose of the New Law

Three aspects of last week’s the Gospel passage from Matthew 5: 17 – 37 can help our reflection on today’s Gospel.

1. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophet. 

2. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus establishes a new heaven and a new earth.

3. In the new heaven and earth, we follow not rules and regulations, but Jesus Christ.  (God’s law thus becomes the application of our following of Jesus Christ).

Today’s passage gives another insight into the meaning and value of the way of Jesus – the new law of God’s Kingdom.  

When we live God’s law, we, children of God, reflect the goodness of our Heavenly Father.
And there are no limits to this law of love.  “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

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