Prayer of the Day

Prayer

June 10th, 2015
"“I have not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets but to complete them.”" Matthew 5 : 17

 The Law is not to be downgraded in any way; rather it is to be transcended to a higher level. Up to the time of Jesus, perfect observance of the Law focused on external observance. Jesus will show that true observance must also be in the heart and mind.  We need to remember that whatever we do only has meaning if it deepens our relationship with God.  In all things, our ultimate guide must be the law of love. No truly loving act can ever be sinful, although at times it may violate the letter of a law.

Prayer Lord our God, your prophets remind us in season and out of season of our responsibilities toward you and toward the world of people. When they disturb and upset us, let it be a holy disturbance that makes us restless, eager to do your will and to bring justice and love around us. We ask you this through Christ our Lord. Amen