March 7, 2018 – Wednesday
We Live Not Only By Commandments
Jesus in the Gospel is saying to His disciples that he did not come to abolish the law of the prophets but to fulfill it. Jesus, as we have witnessed in our lives, moves in an extraordinary way. Jesus did not live here on earth just following the commandments but lived spreading the good news to everyone and showing in that way his love for us. We communicate with God through prayer. We listen to what God is saying to us and those words make a change in our lives. Those words from God give us happiness, direction in life. They make us feel the unconditional love of God, give us countless blessings and strength to move forward in life and many more wonderful things!
We may choose only to follow the law by attending mass every Sunday, by not killing or stealing but in order for us to fulfill the great commandment of love, then we need to listen to what Jesus tells us in prayer. Our lives are not only to just follow the commandments but to have fulfillment and fruits in our lives. This Lent, we are invited to go deeper with our prayer life and ask Jesus, “Jesus, how do you want me to fulfill the commandment of love?” and “Jesus guide me not to live only by the commandments but to bear fruit in my life”.
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.