Friday, March 27, 2009

"Let us beset the just one"

"he is obnoxious to us."
-- Wis 2:1a, 12-22

The perfect fulfillment of the Law could be the work of none but the divine legislator, born subject to the Law in the person of the Son. In Jesus, the Law no longer appears engraved on tables of stone but "upon the heart" of the Servant who becomes "a covenant to the people", because he will "faithfully bring forth justice". Jesus fulfills the Law to the point of taking upon himself "the curse of the Law" incurred by those who do not "abide by the things written in the book of the Law, and do them", for his death took place to redeem them "from the transgressions under the first covenant". (CCC 580)

Christ is the end of the law (cf. Rom 10:4); only he teaches and bestows the justice of God. (CCC 1977)

"the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true"
-- Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

"Accordingly, just as Christ was sent by the Father so also he sent the apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit. This he did so that they might preach the Gospel to every creature and proclaim that the Son of God by his death and resurrection had freed us from the power of Satan and from death and brought us into the Kingdom of his Father. But he also willed that the work of salvation which they preached should be set in train through the sacrifice and sacraments, around which the entire liturgical life revolves." (CCC 1086)

Sacred Scriptures for the celebration of holy Mass on Friday of the fourth week of Lent.

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