I’ve said it a couple of times on this blog, we must make the 10 Commandments given to us by God our 10 commitments. God gave them to Moses and Jesus reminds us of the importance of them again today in our Gospel…
Gospel MT 5:17-19
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.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do so
will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.
But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments
will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”
So, a refresher course for all of us this morning…
You are the Lord, my God. I will love You with all of my heart, all of my strength, all of my soul and all of my mind. I will place no false gods before You.
I will not take the name of the Lord, my God, in vain.
I will always keep holy the Sabbath.
I will honor my mother and father.
I will not steal.
I will not kill.
I will not commit adultery.
I will not bear false witness against my neighbor.
I will not covet my neighbor’s wife.
I will not covet my neighbor’s house nor any of their possessions.
Do something great for our Lord today – once again, commit to His command(ments).
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.
But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.
Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us so that in difficult moments we may not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your holy will which is Love and Mercy itself.