"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Astounding Sayings

        In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 5, Jesus said to his disciples: "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." We are used to hear the sayings of Jesus and not think much about them, especially if we've heard them many times before. But if you pause and "look closer," you can realize that they are truly astounding, coming from a man. Such is the case here. While human law is subject to change, Jesus knew that God's law stands forever.

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