“You have heard that it was said . . . But I say to you . . .” (Mt 5: 38-39)
For several days the Gospel have had the same structure: “you have heard that it was said” and Our Lord’s comment: “but I say to you”. This is the famous Sermon on the Mountain. As the Ten Commandments were given on the mountain, and Moses was the law-giver, now Jesus is a new Moses and as a new law-giver brings new interpretation of the Mosaic law.
When we “have heard that it was said,” we should ask ourselves: what Jesus will say to me about it?
“A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak