Sunday’s readings speak of living the law. The Jewish people follow the Law of Moses, 613 laws that governed all their lives. Jesus comes along and turns that on its head. He has come to fulfill the law, to broaden the scope of the law, filtering it to it’s true essence – that it is about the deep relationship we WANT with God, and God’s desire for a relationship with us. For Jesus, the law was not to be so rigid that IT became the focus.
If we believe that God is a God of love than God wants us to do our best, be our best.
Taking a pledge to live conscientiously is about not just doing something difficult, something we can see as impossible, burdensome. It is about trying to live our calling from God.
It may be difficult. We may falter, but THAT IS NOT THE POINT!
The point is that God understands and he is there to pick us up and help to dust us off, giving us a loving hug and saying: “You can do this, I’ve got you! Just keep going, keep praying, keep asking for support, keeping trying until it’s done!”
Divine Wisdom help us to remember the words of Isaiah 41:10: “… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”