Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 14, A.D. 2007
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 I have come to abolish the law and the prophets . . ."
Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is God. Jesus is the Word of God. Every word of scripture is the inspired word of God. Jesus could not have come to do away with the law and the prophets because He embodied everything they taught. Every word of scripture came to be because of Him and every word of scripture is in some way about Him. Every time we reflect on a psalm, we are praying the words Christ prayed before us and the words the Spirit of God revealed about Himself.
Every story, every injunction, every moment in the Bible reveals something about Jesus. Every instant of the Bible is an instant of love. God constantly revealed his deep and abiding love for us through the teaching of the Bible. Jesus is the Love of God. Once again, Jesus could not do away with the law and the prophets because He embodies them.
Every commandment God wished for us is summed up in the commandment to love. And it is so much more than a commandment, it is an invitation. Our loving Father holds out His arms and says, "Come, let me love you." Like two-year-olds we sometimes choose to stand apart and say that His love is not for us.
But it is, the love revealed in the Law and the Prophets, the love fulfilled in Jesus Christ. All of this was done for each of us as if we were the only beings in creation. Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets because the Law and the Prophets were the partial revelation of God's love completed forever in the revelation of His Son.
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