Daily Gospel Reflection – Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

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Daily Gospel Reflection – Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Bishop Robert Barron 
March 15, 2023 
Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent 

Gospel: 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. 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." 
*United States Conference of Catholic 

Bishop Robert Barron

Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus declares that he has come to fulfill the Law. 

The same Jesus who railed against the hypocritical legalism of the Pharisees also said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” And the same Jesus who threatened to tear down the temple in Jerusalem also promised to “raise it up” in three days. 

The point is this: Jesus certainly criticized the corruption in the institutional religion of his time, but he by no means called for its wholesale dismantling. He was a loyal, observant, law-abiding Jew. 

What he effected was a transfiguration of the best of that classical Israelite religion—temple, law, priesthood, sacrifice, covenant—into the institutions, sacraments, practices, and structures of his Mystical Body, the Church. 

Lots of New Age devotees today want spirituality without religion, and lots of evangelicals want Jesus without religion. Both end up with abstractions. But the one thing Jesus is not is an abstraction. Rather, he is a spiritual power who makes himself available precisely in the dense institutional particularity of his Mystical Body across space and time. Jesus didn’t come to abolish religion; he came to fulfill it.

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