Today is the first Ferial day in this cycle of ‘Ordinary’ or ‘green’ time. We’ve chosen a ‘green’ image to mark the occasion!

 

In our Gospel readings, which are now on St Matthew, at chapter 5, Jesus said, ‘Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them’. Because of that, St Paul could write to the Corinthians: ‘Our sufficiency is from God, who has qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life’.

 

Jesus has come, the promise is fulfilled; He has accomplished it in His own person. May we daily grow up into Him, ‘who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love’. That last quote is from Ephesians, and with it comes our prayer that God will indeed bless you and enable you by His grace to be who He means you to be.