In today’s liturgy we continue to read Jesus’ sermon on the Mount. He, the new law, in fact his coming as the Messiah was to reveal the definite aspect of the law. He declares that “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfil them.” This is addressed to his disciples and he goes on to call them into superior righteousness.
With this high requirement, Jesus introduces a new perspective of looking at the law and holiness. Is there anything else he left out in the law? Nothing! But he added himself. Jesus comes to give us himself and not only his teachings. The newness he brings consists of him essentially being the fulfiller of the commandment with God’s love and therefore, he invites us to reflect on divine law of love.
Think of the world where Christians truly heeded to God’s commandments of love. How much more will the society be supportive, transformed and peaceful?
Joy and Peace.