Lent Week 3: Wednesday
Christ shows us in today’s Gospel passage how we are to use Him as a corrective; how we are to take His word as the very source of all we do and so allow it to make sense of our external actions and observances. Often portrayed as a dangerous rebel, we see Christ emphasise that he has not come, ‘to abolish the law or prophets’ but ‘to fulfil’ them. This is a very important notion, if sacred scripture is to have any meaning for us as the revealed word of God. Christ in His very person makes the essential purpose of the law clear, and reveals to us that we must embrace and obey the full spiritual meaning of it, in Him. He brings with Him the New Covenant which completes, fulfils and satisfies the law. As Paul states in Romans 10:4; “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes”.