We shouldn’t get hung up on the law, follow Jesus and you follow the law…easy, right?

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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.

Reading:  However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.  (Deuteronomy 4:9)

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13Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfillAmen, 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 placeTherefore, 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.

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5 thoughts on “We shouldn’t get hung up on the law, follow Jesus and you follow the law…easy, right?

  1. Lee Green

    I watched your video and for the most part was helpful, but i don’t understand why taking of the cup and blood is holy??? only God is Holy… First you do not allow your entire body to take of the cup which is not scriptural but tradition, taught by men who have exercised authority over others.. Taking of the cup and bread is not holy in its self but how we identify and celebrate Jesus, in humility for what He did for us and what is promised until He comes. We do this in rememberance of Him as well as looking forward to the day of His return. Taking the cup in an unworthy manner is not if you are not a catholic.. It is unworthy when you take it, knowing Jesus love laying down His life, His love for the lost, sick, injured, oppressed and caring for the poor and then you do not care for those for whom He died for but push them on to the side…. then go and take the cup not really knowing Jesus at all, and in an unworthy manner you take the bread and cup.. Remember that the Apostle Paul was not talking to just a few leaders to the church of Corinth, he was speaking to all believers who too the bread and cup. I would make a suggestion, instead of telling believers that they are taking the cup in an unworthy manner if they do not belong to your church, tell them if they are really not following Jesus and obeying his commandments, love one another as I have loved you, then they are taking the bread and cup in an unworthy manner.. When they examine themselves, let them reflect on their hearts and actions as to the sacrifice God gave in His Son and ask themselves, am I a living sacrifice for others as Jesus asked me to be or am I selfish, greedy, unkind, uncompassionate, self centered, full of self indulgence, unmerciful??? The body of Christ our Lord are those who follow Jesus, not those who follow religion practice.

    • Lee,

      We do this in remembrance of him…However, he said that the bread that you will eat is my body and the cup that you drink is my blood…He wasn’t speaking figuratively, because many of his disciples left when he said this…(John 6:51-60) The bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and since Jesus is God, it is holy! I think you made some good points about what we should focus more attention on today in our church, but please don’t condemn another’s belief or religious practice, before you really understand it…God bless you, Jason

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