Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings

You’ve all heard the saying, “There are ten commandments, not ten suggestions.” Jesus comes to us to say today that the commandments are all still in effect. Why? Because those commandments lead us to God. The first three tell us that we should center our lives and attitudes around our God who reaches out to us in every moment. The last seven direct our thoughts and affections to other people, those people who are put in our lives by God to give us opportunities to be of service, opportunities to let God’s love and mercy work through all of us. So let us not forget the commandments, but rather, let us observe them and teach others to do so, knowing that if we live that way, we will be called the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.