Posted: 11 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT
Today’s Gospel Text: “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. 18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19 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. Matt 5:17-19
Reflection: Will the world come to an end? There has been many predictions concerning the end of the world.
We see how people can be much concerned when one talks about the end of the world when it is a reality which is true with everyone:
Each one will face the end to this world and will not see the light of day.
Jesus, the God, who is the knower of all things and in everything, in today’s gospel doesn’t hide the fact of the end of the world.
He reveals this truth to us in the context of the Law and the Prophets and how he had come to fulfill them.
In that he is communicating to us that God’s word is eternal and it will stand and that instead heaven and earth will not last.
Yet we build and work and make our plans as if this world will stand for all eternity.
What then will be the fate of us humans who always desire eternity in our hearts?
God has offered us a solution in and through his eternal word; Jesus Christ.
He is the savior who died in order that we may be redeemed from the everlasting damnation that befits the earth.
His word assures us that he has prepared us a better place for us:
“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,” God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” 1 Cor 2:9-10
Prayer: May we by the cross and resurrection of your Son merit the eternal life which you have prepared for all those who love to do your will.
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