10 March 2010

Today’s Readings: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19

We Filipinos are familiar with “turo-turo”. That is our term for a canteen where in we point (turo) to the server at the counter what we prefer to eat.

With regard to our discipleship, we can be “turo-turo” Christians. Just like in a canteen, a “turo-turo” Christian will just point to the laws or commands that he or she prefers.

Jesus says in our Gospel today: 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.”

All of God’s commandments are important – whether big or small. Our Gospel reading today reminds us that our following the Lord must not be dictated by our whims, by what is convenient for us. God’s commandments must be embraced completely.

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