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Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (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." 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.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus defends Himself... The Lord has been healing those sick on Saturdays, has been eating with publicans, has rejected the divorce... and they accuse Him of ignoring Moses’ law. The world is upside down! But Jesus Christ defends Himself... and asks us to love as He does, and avoid the hypocrisy of some Pharisees (they abode by many precepts, but their hearts were "dry").

—Jesus’ words are not theoretic. Christ fully complies with the Law of God by dying on the Cross for us. Let us join Him!