June 13, 2018 - Wednesday
Gospel: Matthew 5:17-19
I have come not to abolish the law but to complete it
The Gospel is about how the coming of Jesus is the fulfillment of the law of Moses, rather than its abolition. He was being questioned as to his fidelity to the law, but he refutes this by saying that his coming is the completion of the first law, that there is continuity between the Old and the New laws.
We too are called to continue Jesus' mission by being the “salt and the light” in our communities, teaching others the Way, and showing by example the main objective of our lives: the practice of love.
We pray for clarity in our purpose, strength to carry on despite challenges, and when we feel discouraged, we see the Light in the horizon to keep us going. When we teach, we may be considered “to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven”.
Send us your Spirit, Lord that we may teach the truth, and guide our actions.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.