Friends, we have the privilege of continuing to read from the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus himself lays out his basic teaching. What we find today is Jesus as the new Moses. Like Moses, he goes up on a mountain, and he receives and then gives a new, intensified Law. Jesus wants the corrective power of the Law to go beyond merely the behavioral level and to get down to the level of the heart. We are not called to spiritual mediocrity; we are called to be saints!
Reading 1 – Sir 15:15-20
Psalm – Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
Reading 2 – 1 Cor 2:6-10
Gospel – Mt 5:17-37
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