Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 22, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I
come not to abolish but to fulfill."
Jesus did not hold back in his criticism of the religious leaders of
and their apparent strict adherence to the law. In fact, Jesus accused
of all types of wrongs claiming that their application of the law
held the believers captive and subjected them to a severe lifestyle and
outright hypocrisy. Comparing this to todayıs gospel reading, it seems
what Jesus says today contradicts His actions and criticism of the
Actually, this is not the case at all. The law, since the beginning of
has been about love, total love of God and love for our fellow human
Jesus was the ultimate fulfillment of the law, showing us the true love
the Father, and also showing us how to truly love the Father. He showed
complete and unconditional love for the people, even those He
found in sin, and He showed us how to love one another. Jesus fulfilled
law in His love.
This is the law: to love God completely and to love one another. All
rest points to this.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
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