10th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 9th June 2021

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 5:17-19

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved.

     ‘Therefore, the man who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of heaven; but the man who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of Heaven.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The Law that Jesus speaks of in today’s Gospel is the divine law to love one another as God has loved us.


  • Laws are not necessarily negative and they do not always inhibit our freedom and autonomy.  Laws are meant to free us to live in harmony and to serve the greater and common good of our neighbours.


  • The Laws of God, all the more, help us to be freer in our lives and empower us to love as selflessly as Jesus has shown us. This means to even lay down our lives for the sake and good and salvation of others.

Pray the Novena Prayers to Sacred Heart leading to the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.