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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 10 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
Matthew 5:17-19

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Jesus came not to replace the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them. So we ask, "How did He fulfill them?"

From the beginning of time, humankind has found it nearly impossible to obey God's law. In the garden, Adam and Eve had only one command and they failed. From Adam down to Abraham, there were some who tried very hard, but nearly all fell short and some just outright ignored God's law. Moses received a very detailed law on Sinai that God gave as an aid to help the people follow Him and still they failed. Then came the law in Deuteronomy, the works of the judges and kings and the messages from the prophets, and they all fell short.

Jesus did not fall short. He came and was the first to completely fulfill God's commands and as Paul explains so well in his letter to the Ephesians, He set right all that was wrong from the beginning of time.

God's law has always been about one thing: loving God above all things with one's entire being. The ancients had the law to guide them in this. We have His only Son.

~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent

Lives of the saints:

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