Wednesday of the Third Week
Today’s readings are about the Law of God.
Deuteronomy reminds us that we should be grateful for God’s Law, for the Supreme Being sharing His decrees, really, His guidance with us. How blessed to have direction as we try to live in God’s ways and walk with Jesus in His passion. We are reminded to be grateful that we may, by observing His laws, awaken others to also see God’s goodness and love.
The Psalm emphasizes the gratitude we should feel to our loving and ever-guiding Father in heaven. Praise God, glorify the Lord for He is speaking to us, showing us His Path, showing us His Wisdom and Righteousness.
Matthew’s Gospel gives us Jesus’ words about the Law of God. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Jesus enjoins us to live according to all that God has given us to guide us. The commandments of the Old Testament fall within the embrace of Jesus, the Law of Love, and Jesus calls us to obey and teach the commandments.
Thank you, Lord, for Your loving guidance, Your eternal wisdom and love. Blessed be God forever!
Stephanie Noakes, ‘80, Office of Admission
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
Gospel: Matthew 5:17-19