Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: For the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, this bulletin article explains that the Jewish religious authorities of Jesus’ day were often literalists in their interpretation of the Law of God. Jesus, however, gave a deeper meaning to the Law. He placed his focus on the goal of the Law: Love. In Matthew 5:17-37, Jesus says that we fail to fulfill the Law when our so-called obedience isn’t motivated by love.
Jesus completely fulfilled the true meaning of the Law. In doing so, he took upon himself our disobedience and died for us in the most generous gift of love. As his followers, we also are to be generous with love.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, adult education, bible study, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.