Wednesday, 3rd Week of Lent March 11th
Prof. Elizabeth Monahan
Dir. Center for Catholic School Excellence
The Law Of God Is Truth
“He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and ordinances to Israel.” Ps 147:19
God’s love for each of us is expressed in the covenant and may be applied to all who live the Gospel of the Lord. We are bound by God’s law to examine all that is fundamentally right and wrong in the world we inhabit. It is our duty to observe and obey the law of God and impart that wisdom on our children. “Take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”
The Law of God is truth and is intended to save human-kind. Our salvation occurred through His expression of the Word made flesh in our savior Jesus Christ. “Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5: 19) The essence of God’s law, the commandments, are a way of life and must be fulfilled. We are not meant to obey them in a punitive manner, but instead we obey God’s laws as an extension of our faith. We obey so that we may lead a vibrant and robust Christian life.
Lord Jesus, in the midst of the busy days which crowd upon us with their increasing demands, grant unto us the good words and deeds according to Your Father’s law so that we may embrace Your permanent presence in our daily interactions. We ask this in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.