MATTHEW 5:17-19 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (June 10, 2020)

Do not think that have come to annul the law and the prophets.  I have not come to annul them, but to fulfill them. I tell you this: as long as heaven and earth last, not the smallest letter or dot in the law will change, until all is fulfilled. So then, whoever breaks the least important of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand, whoever obeys them, and teaches others to do the same, will be great in the kingdom of heaven.

POINT OF REFLECTION

Laws are established system of rules to be followed to regulate actions and behavior to maintain order in the community. Laws are for everybody. It is non-selective in order to be objective in its effect.

When Jesus said “I do not come to annul the law and the prophets, instead to fulfill them.” He taught us the very important   lesson of being a good follower. We are told to follow not just the written laws in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament, but included as well oral orders from the prophets and practices in the conduct of their tradition inspired by the Holy Spirit.  

In totality, there are three sources of Christian teaching which included the Bible or the Scripture, the prophesies from the prophets under  the guidance of the  Holy spirit and the Christian tradition handed down from generation according the message of the Holy Spirit.

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