We are confronted today, in the readings, with the commandments. The commandments are good. They are rules that we must follow, as the author of Sirach tells us, necessary to live well. Christ seems to raise the standard in his new interpretation of the commandments. He tells us it isn’t enough to fulfill the law but to look to do more. He shows us that the real commandment isn’t about a law to do or not do, but to enter into a relationship, where love is the standard. He has shown us that the real life that He came to share with us can only be lived out to the full when we don’t limit ourselves. That we love creatively. This is when following Christ and fulfilling the commandments become exciting. Life becomes a thrill when we look for new and better ways to love. This is the new standard that Christ sets for us today, that there is no limit to how much we can love. He has shown us that this is the best way to live and wants us to also share in the fullness of life.
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