Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
Matthew 5: 17-19
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Reading 1 Deuteronomy 4: 1, 5-9
Moses spoke to the people and said:
"Now, Israel, hear the statutes and
decrees which I am teaching you to
observe, that you may live, and may
enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of
your fathers, is giving you.
Therefore, I teach you the
statutes and decrees as the LORD, my
God, has commanded me, that you may
observe them in the land you are entering to occupy. Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations, who will hear of all these statutes and say, This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people. For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is
to us whenever we call upon
him? Or what great nation has
statutes and decrees that are as
just as this whole law which I am
setting before you today?
"However, take care and be earnestly on your
guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your
memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children's
Psalm 147: 12-13,
R. (12a) Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion.
For he has strengthened the bars of
blessed your children within you.
the Lord, Jerusalem.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
swiftly runs his
snow like wool;
frost he strews like ashes.
the Lord, Jerusalem.
He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,
his statutes and his ordinances to
He has not
done thus for any other nation;
his ordinances he has not made known to them.
R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
Gospel Mt 5:
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the
I have come not
to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these
and teaches others to do so
will be called least in the Kingdom of
But whoever obeys and teaches these
will be called greatest in the Kingdom of
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