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Daily Bible Reflections Archive
| Theo Tigno
6/12/2012 12:48 pm
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|Wednesday, June 13th 2012
| Matthew 5: 17-19
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."
Today's prayer intention - for those battling and recovering from cancer.
There are a lot of ways to lose weight and a lot of people are looking for the secret to do it. Yet, it really comes down to something as simple as making sure you burn more calories than you take in. People say that it really comes down to diet and exercise. If one is present without the other, it often results in putting the weight back on.
I wonder if we think about our spiritual health in the same way. In today's reading, Jesus reminds us that greatness comes down to obedience and teaching the commandments.
When it comes to working out, it is just that: it's work. When it comes to eating right, it just comes down to that: make right choices. Yet ... um ... it's difficult. It's easier to cut out carbohydrates and eat whatever you want. I did it and a big problem happened at the end: my body wasn't equipped when the carbohydrates came back in.
In today's reading, even the least of the commandments are to be obeyed. It's easy to think about the sins that we struggle with, but what about those that we consider "least?" If we aren't working on those sins that we consider the least, aren't we still sinning? Is a focus on one sin just like focusing on building one muscle part? In the end, doesn't that lead to an injury? It has for me as attested to the last time I went to physical therapy.
I have noticed that people who tend to sustain health make good choices in eating and exercise. Hopefully, we can be a people who also can sustain good spiritual health through obeying the commandments. Take care and God Bless.