40 Shades of Lent by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent, 15 March 2023 Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 >> + << Matthew 5:17-19
Thank you very much, O God our loving Father for being so close with us in a very personal manner, giving us laws meant to lead us closer to living with one another in peace and harmony, and eventually discover the beauty of love.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.”Matthew 5:17
This season of Lent, help us realize and discover that the laws as expressions of justice are the minimum requirements of love; the fulfillment of laws is love which is more than a special way of living but itself the perfection of life because when we truly love, we go beyond the letters of the laws and do more than what is required that slowly we become a new person in Jesus Christ. Enable us, O Lord, in fulfilling the laws into love where we become more alive, more real, more personal more perfect like you. Amen.