Posts tagged law

The Fulfilment of the Law

The sacrament of marriage provides one of the main models for, and language of, understanding the relationship between God and humanity in the covenantal promise, between Christ and his bride the Church, and the final consummation between heaven and earth in the renewed creation.

Blessed are those who walk in the law of the Lord

The law of God reveals a glimpse into at least three fundamental things: the nature of God’s holiness; the desire and will of God for his people; the depth to which we humans have fallen. We must renew our hearts and minds in Christ, in whose flesh the law of God became incarnate for our salvation and who showed the way to life through his death and resurrection. We need the external law to become an internal reality.

Sermon on the Mount (detail), Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834–1890), 1877; Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

The fulfilment of the Law

With God’s grace in our hearts, the Law can help to purify our minds, can help us to grow in true love; can help us to grow closer to God.

Be Holy…

“You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.” These words from Leviticus are apart of an expanded detailing of the Law. The first thing to note is it is a command from God to be holy and not an advisory note that it might be nice if you were holy. As […]

A righteousness greater than the Scribes and Pharisees?

Sunday 6th in Ordinary Time year A I’d like to begin this meeting by introducing myself. I am Fr Neil Chatfield, I’ve been a sinner for 48 years. For 41 of those years i’ve been personally responsible for my actions. I have to confess that many times over those years I’ve aligned my will with […]

Saving Our Souls or Finding our heart’s desire.

A while ago, I read a letter in the Catholic Herald that made me stop and think. There had been a variety of articles and letters on the theme of Hell. The writer of the letter was joining in the debate. His premise was that we need to teach about Hell because teaching about consequences […]