Sunday 23 February 2014

Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Laws and customs are there for a purpose. If we do not have laws and customs, we may descend into chaos. Each person may end up doing as one pleases. People become fearful because of uncertainty. This is why in today's reading we are reminded: "take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life..." When we take notice of the laws and customs, we are set free and we have life, because we know what is ok and what is not ok.

In the Gospel, Jesus too reminds us that we take notice of the laws and customs when he said: "Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them." Jesus reminded us of a simple summary of the laws and customs when he taught us to love God and love neighbour. This means that laws and customs are not to be disregarded but to be followed. Are we aware of what are God's laws and customs, and are we doing our utmost best to follow them?

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