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Let it be known this day

Thứ tư - 08/06/2016 08:43
Jesus teaches us reverence for God's law of love and the meaning of true freedom...

Jesus teaches us reverence for God's law of love and the meaning of true freedom...  
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
The people of Israel were presented with a choice to accept the God of their fathers or to accept the pagan god, Baal. They could not serve both any more than we can go north and south at the same time. Of course the marvelous event described in the first reading was intended to convince the people that they should follow God and not Baal. God sent lightning from heaven to set ablaze the water-soaked offering upon the altar. That must have been a very convincing sign. The God of Elijah is our God too, the creator of heaven and earth. It is very unlikely, however, that in a challenge to modern pagans, God would repeat the miracle He performed in answer to the prayer of Elijah. The reason is that God had already given us the greatest sign possible to win our loyalty and our affection. He has not sent lighting from heaven; rather He has sent His Own Son.
Jesus is greater than Elijah. Jesus offering Himself on the cross is greater than the holocaust consumed upon the altar erected by Elijah. In fact, Jesus is the fulfillment of all the prophets and all of the marvelous events of the entire Old Testament era.
Jesus taught us reverence for God's law of love and true freedom for us. The reverence He had for God His Father and the respect for God's commandments teach us the way of love.
Points to Pray and Ponder: What is impossible for humans is possible to God and those who have faith in the heavenly Father. God gives us the grace to love as He loves, to forgive as He forgives, to think as He thinks, and to act as He acts. Let it be known this day that we will walk in the path to life as Jesus showed us by following God's commandments!
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Từ khóa: Mt 5:17-19, reflection, tn10,

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