The focus of today’s liturgy is “obedience to God’s word.” We are challenged to “keep the commandments, to walk in the law of the Lord.”
In order to keep the commandments, we must first know what they are and then we must understand them correctly.
We Christians believe that God’s “command of perfect love” obliges us to do what is just and right. It is not good enough to stay out of trouble; we must work at setting things right in the world. It is not good enough to give food to the hungry; we must work at making ours a society in which people do not go hungry. Gerald Darring