Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Jesus to the disciples: “I have come not to abolish the law or the prophets, but to fulfill"

Francesc Badia
Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
Gospel text
Mt 5:17-19
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."
Gospel's Commentary
Today Jesus defends Himself... The Lord has been healing those sick on Saturdays, has been eating with publicans, has rejected the divorce... and they accuse Him of ignoring Moses’ law. The world is upside down! But Jesus Christ defends Himself... and asks us to love as He does, and avoid the hypocrisy of some Pharisees (they abided by many precepts, but their hearts were "dry"). —Jesus’ words are not theoretic. Christ fully complies with the Law of God by dying on the Cross for us. Let us join Him!

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