Sunday, February 12, 2017

Four Laws: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Listen to the homily here.


Give me discernment, that I may observe your law and keep it with all my heart.”
·      Each of our readings: Sirach 15, Psalm 119, 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 and Matthew 5:17-37
·      Speaking about “law”…
That is very small word with dozens of meanings!
·      Driving laws
·      Hunting laws
·      Criminal laws
Today I would like to speak about our deeper laws
·      St. Thomas Aquinas, one of our best teacher in history shared about four laws
·      Human law
o   Laws of governments
·      Eternal law
o   The Divine Wisdom of God that moves all things to their end
·      Divine law
o   The historical laws of Scripture given to man through God’s self-revelation
·      Natural law
o   The Eternal Law of God imprinted on all things
With a simple nugget…we should discern God’s law versus our human or government laws
·      The Bible
o   This is what we listened today
o   Jesus was fulfilling the Old Testament to his new law
§  Murder
§  Adultery
§  Divorce
§  False oath (lies)
·      Catechism of the Catholic Church
Sirach: “Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.”

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