Wednesday 14 June 2017

About Today Readings

2 Corinthians 3:4-11. Psalms 98(99):5-9. Matthew 5:17-19.

Holy is the Lord our God — Psalms 98(99):5-9.

‘I have come not to abolish the Law or the Prophets, but to complete them.’

In psychologist James Fowler’s stages of faith development, there is one at which many people stay. It is the stage where rules and laws are all important. Those who start to question may realise law does not always provide an answer. They may make decisions in conscience for the welfare of other individuals and the wider community. Some go beyond all boundaries, have universal empathy and live lives of service to all.

Jesus put a human face on the abstract attributes of God. Those watching him could see the mercy, compassion, kindness and love of the Father in action. The Law gave guidelines on how to live: Jesus made it all real. Jesus, help me to be a gate through which the mercy of God can enter our world.

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