Sister Marie Celeste Sabers
Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
AND now, Israel take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today.
I teach you the laws and customs that you are to observe in the land you are to enter and make your own. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will explain “no other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed what great nation is there that has its gods so near as Yahweh our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole law that I put before you today? (DT 4:1, 5-9)
In Mt 5:17-19 we hear we hear that the law and prophets are not to be abolished but are to be completed. Those who do not fulfill the commandments and do not teach others will be considered the least in the kingdom of heaven. Those who keep the commandments and teach them will be considered great in the kingdom of heaven.
May we all hear these teachings and obey them.