FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Third Wednesday of LENT
March 18, 2020
WORD of the DAY
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. (Matthew 5: 17)
How shall I live this Word?
These words of Jesus Christ are interesting. They substantially consolidate the New and Old Testaments. Thus we are illumined about this certainty: the God of Abraham, Jacob; the God of Isaiah, and of the other prophets is the same One, who, in the person of Jesus, united the Old Covenant with the New Covenant. The ancient Law does not lose significance, but rather find fullness and completion.
Lord, how beautiful it is to recognize in my mind and heart, that what You said has been accomplished, reaching its fullness. Today’s Word is enough to say that You are Truth, a Truth so full as to be substantiated by giving Your life on the Cross so that in my ‘yes’ to Your Law of Love, my life becomes beautiful, full of precious love.
The voice of the Apostle Paul, Romans 13: 8-10
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, [namely] “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
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