Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Love and The Letter of the Law

This is going to sound cray cray, and it is, but today's readings are often used to teach Catholics that adultery and sodomy is the manifestation of Christ's love and the Commandments and Divine Law and those who teach it were enemies of Christ.

The First Reading, we have this:

our qualification comes from God,
who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant,
not of letter but of spirit;
for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life.
This reading actually conveys that when you love somebody, your faithfulness to them is driven by your passion for them, NOT a passion for the law. 

Laws don't even enter your mind when you are making judgments about what actions to take or not take during the course of your day.   All you're thinking about in everything you do and say, is how to put your love and affection into action to please your beloved, your children, family, friends.

People who are not teaching in good faith will twist Christ's own words and actions to teach that in Christ's Contempt for Divine Law and those who teach it, He wanted us to lure the people we love into adultery and sodomy!    We're hearing this as the new covenant of Pope Francis, ad nauseum. 

But Christ reconciles and explains His Covenant perfectly and gives a warning to theological perverts:

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."


deaconmike said...

The first reading for today actually comes from Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians...

Yes, ???
Deacon Mike

TTC said...

Of course! It sure does! In my zeal to write the post, I forgot both readings were from the New Testament today. Thanks for the correction.