Sermon for Wednesday of Lent 3 – Br. David Allen

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Mt. 5:17-19 

        In today’s Gospel reading Jesus said that he had not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill them.  In other words, Jesus said that he had come to teach the true spirit of the Law and the Prophets.  He went on to say, “not one letter, not one stroke of a letter would pass from the law until all is accomplished.” 

Until all is accomplished. How are we to understand that?  I think in saying that Jesus was referring to a time when the full spirit of the Law would be established.

When we look, for example, at the situation that presently exists in this country and in other parts of the world, I am afraid that the full spirit of the law still needs to be established in most parts of this world. Continue reading