Monday, November 1, 2021

Lex Sancta | The Law is Holy

“The law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good” – Romans 7:12 (ESV).


As Christians, we know the law of God because the Son of God explained it to us. Jesus teaches us: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:29-31). And he added: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself". We do understand that there is no commandment greater than these. But although we know this law very well, we commit sins. We love ourselves more than others. We focus on our worries, weaknesses, problems, etc. So, we are discouraged and disappointed. We even commit sins not because we want to but because we are fragile human beings.

 

Apostle Paul was one of us. He experienced the same. He was one of the greatest sinners. But he met Jesus on his road of sin and he changed his attitude completely. He acknowledges that "once he was alive apart from the law of love and thus sin came alive and he died" (v. 9). He regretted his behavior and Jesus Christ forgets everything that was wrong in his life.

 

Paul accepted divine mercy and performed awesome miracles in the life of many people. Paul knew very well that he was mistaken and dead by his desires. Nonetheless, he could start a new life with Christ and fulfill God's commandment of love. We learn from his example that it is never too late to forgive one another and start a new life in Christ.


Reflection on Romans 7:7-13 by J√≥zef Trzebuniak.

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