DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
2 Corinthians 3:4-11, Psalm 99:5-9, Matthew 5:17-19
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
My Beloved, we cannot grasp in full measure what a marvellous relationship God has with His creatures through You. The commandments given to Moses, made known God's law, which if broken brought death. Now, we have a New Covenant, ratified between God and His people in Your Blood. A Covenant of Love, which brings life and hope, and is written on our hearts by Your Holy Spirit. We begin to live in glory while still on earth and we will live it in its fullness in eternity.
My Beloved, during every Eucharistic celebration we ascend Your Holy Mountain to offer to the Father the worship that is acceptable and pleasing to Him. Just as God called Moses, Aaron and Samuel, He calls His anointed, our consecrated priests, to offer prayers, thanksgiving and supplication on our behalf. While the Old Covenant law brought knowledge of sin and punishment for wrongdoing, the New Covenant heals our wounds, forgives transgressions, and makes us one with the Father and the Holy Spirit through You.
Thank You Beloved.
My Beloved, all was veiled and in shadow from the time of Abraham up to Your coming into the world. The sacrifice for sin, purification from sin, worship of God were done according to lengthy rituals and animal sacrifices. When You entered into human history, everything found clarity, meaning and purpose in Your life, the manner of Your death and Your glorious resurrection to heaven. You struck a deathblow to sin, triumphed over evil and gave us all hope in the resurrection and the promise of eternal life.
The only law that can condemn us or give us life if we keep it, is the commandment to love God above and before all else, and our neighbor as ourselves. If we keep these and teach others to do the same, we will receive the inheritance that has been prepared for us in eternity.