Old is gold

In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks about how he came to fulfil the laws and not to abolish them. “For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.”

Today’s homilist said something which struck me – Jesus is not a joy killer. Many people think of Jesus in that manner because of all the restrictive rules, “thou shalt not do this or that” etc and how we want to be as free as possible.

But in reality, the rules are there to protect us. It’s like telling a child not to touch a flame, if you go against it, you get burnt. 

Also, our true nature is the fact that we are children of God. We are part of the divine life. And hence when we go against our nature to sin – to get angry, lustful, self-seeking etc We always end up hurting ourselves.

I guess its hard for humanity to accept this.

That’s why the world is wrecked with secularism, consumerism and relativism. We want everything done in a new way, we want more freedom, the old laws are outdated. We want to be satisfied.

Well I guess, if you say you are Christian, then you’ve got to accept that some of the old truths are immutable.

Due to the coronavirus situation in Singapore, the archdiocese has suspended all masses and gatherings indefinitely. But within these few days they managed to setup daily mass to be broadcast online.

Our family attended this together at home and I must say the production quality and ease of use was really well done for people to follow along. Kudos to the team that made it happen.

This is how technology should be used to support our faith.

We continue to pray for Singapore and all other countries especially China, in fighting this virus.

Lord, keep all those in the frontline safe, and may you have mercy on us all.

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