Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/031115.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus tells us that He did not come to change the law or the prophets. He came to fulfill them! So what does this mean to us? It means that the words in the Old Testament are just as true and meaningful to us today as it was centuries ago. He gave a very dire warning for those who do not teach the commandments as given to us by God. Are these being taught today? How many people are trying to rewrite God’s word according to their own agenda? Who do you follow? God or those who are trying to change or abolish God’s laws? Do you want to be the greatest or the least in the Kingdom of God?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I continue to follow your commandments because of the freedom you have given me. Your love fills me with a desire to do your will. By your grace alone, I will follow the path you have set out for me! In Jesus’ holy name I ask for this grace, Amen.
Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.