Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sunday 16 February 2014 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

root-image12From the Gospel Reading
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets;  

Harper Bibles (2011-11-15). NRSV Catholic Edition Bible (p. 918). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

Think not that I am come to destroy (Gr. καταλϋσαι, to dissolve, abolish) the law and the prophets. Christ’s special meaning in this place is that He came to fulfil the moral precepts of the Law by teaching and expounding them more perfectly, and by substituting the sanction of eternal for temporal rewards and punishments, and by adding to things of precept evangelical counsels of perfection, as will be plain from what follows. It is also meant that Christ supplied the imperfection of the Law of Moses by justifying us through faith and the sacraments of the New Law, which He instituted, which the Law of Moses could not do. 

  A Lapide SJ, Cornelius (2012-01-15). The Great Commentary of Cornelius A Lapide: Three Volumes Contaning General Preface and the Gospel of Matthew (Kindle Locations 7220-7225). Veritatis Splendor Publications. Kindle Edition.