This video is from the http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml site…(Not mine, but I agree with it!)
Gift: Knowledge – With the gift of knowledge, we understand the meaning of God’s Revelation, especially as expressed in the life and words of Jesus Christ. A person with knowledge is always learning more about the scriptures and Tradition.
13 “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. 14
Observation: I was not finding the words to say about the first reading or the gospel reading for today’s Mass, until I saw the video above and went to Mass with Father Roy this morning. It is such a confusing idea that Jesus says that we must not break the least of these commandments and teaches other to do so will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. However, as the church says, along with the footnotes of the verses I have selected above, the kingdom of heaven has come with the death and resurrection of Jesus, therefore even though Jesus did not abolish the law, he fulfilled it for us and we must learn to follow him.
Personification: Faithfulness I will focus on displaying the fruit of faithfulness by staying faithful to receiving the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist as often as possible. It is only in being united with Christ that I have any chance of being like him. As he has seen over and over in my life, when left to my own devices, I do not follow him but would rather follow the world into sin and death.
Prayer: Lord, let me receive your strength with the communion that I receive daily and allow your love to penetrate my heart, so that it can show through in my actions today. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit. Amen.