In Jesus’ time Jewish laws seem to have been used by some religious authorities to suit their personal advantage and interests. Hence, Jesus reminds them that to be true children of God they need to be more than just doing the minimum demanded by law. Being a child of God, is about going above and beyond the law to live a life of love. Our life is not just about preventing murder and other crimes but also about forgiveness and making peace. Not only we must avoid false oaths, but we must also try to live a life of integrity and commitment. How often have we misused our privileges as children of God and spoken words that are neither just nor appropriate! We’d do well to think of the times we have berated others or been mean to them.
Every day, every moment, we have choices to make. What will we choose today?
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