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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Love, and do what you will

In today's First Reading, we hear St. Paul say:
If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
He doesn't say there is no law for those guided by the Spirit, he says they aren't under the law. The Spirit guides us out from under the law.

How? By guiding us to acts of
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
And, as St. Paul observes:
Against such there is no law.
To one truly guided by the Spirit, laws against immorality, impurity, and licentiousness are no more relevant than laws against taking a lion to the movies.

I think you could say that Jesus fulfilled the law by showing how great and grand is the domain of human acts against which there is no law.