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Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.

Today's Gospel: Matthew 5:17-19

In today’s Gospel, Jesus iterates total obedience to all matters belonging to God. Not obedience to man, but to the laws of God. Many times the two sets of laws seem compatible. We know murder and stealing are punished in our society, and we know adultery and jealousy of others damages our emotional health and relationships.

But Jesus came to teach us how to live God’s laws, not merely obey them.

Spreading gossip, especially on social media, steals a person’s self-worth not to mention their reputation and mental health. Being physically present in Church on Sunday so you can be seen by your friends and peers is not keeping Sunday holy. Marginalizing people based on superficial reasons, and encouraging or inciting others to do the same can destroy them emotionally.

‘Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.’

As Christians, we must never rationalize actions to satisfy our conscience. And even more important, as parents it is our duty to teach our children how to live the law of God completely and not just get by by obeying the letter of the law. Teach them to play with those others ignore, show by example how to listen to an opposing argument with an open mind, and compliment strangers who pass you by in the store.These small gestures make God proud and will receive the biggest reward in Heaven because we are showing Christ to the world.

Work to honor all the nuances of God’s law, and we will see Heaven in all its glory.




Do my actions, words, and thoughts make God proud?



Lord, help me to be Your face to this world. Let me be a good role model of Your law to my children.


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Work to honor all the nuances of God’s Law, and we will see Heaven in all its glory.

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