Lent Reflections: Mar. 2, 2016

Call to Justice

God’s call to justice has been clear from the beginning of time. The Law and the Prophets preserved a deep tradition of social justice in ancient Israel. Jesus also proclaimed and embodied a society ruled by justice and charity – the Reign of God. How do I see and live the law of God: as a growing horizon of light or as an imposition which limits my freedom? Our relationship with God should not be one of fear or oppression, but a relationship of serene trust motivated by love. Let’s listen to His words spoken to the depths of our hearts: words that are Spirit and everlasting life. And “will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?” (See Luke 18:7)

Readings for Mar. 2, 2016, Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Reading 1 — Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
Verse Before The Gospel — John 6:63C, 68C
Gospel — Matthew 5:17-19

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