Wednesday in the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
The Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew:
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandmentsand teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”
We are all called to be disciples of Our Lord and go out into the world and be disciples. We are called to bear witness to the Light of Christ and teach others to follow Him - who died for us in torments. We are not called to merely follow and practice rituals for the sake of Tradition. Rather, we are called to honor and love God through our rituals. We must teach others why we as Catholics do what we do.
Not only must we love God, but we must teach others the truth. We must teach others the eternal value of the Mass, the necessity of Confession, the truth of the Eucharist, et cetera. We are called by Christ to teach others to follow the Church and its stances from contraception to abortion to euthanasia. For only in following the Church do we completely follow Jesus Christ. We are not to ignore the least of all rules of our faith as Christ Himself taught in this passage!
Christ did not come to change the law instead He fulfilled his promise to Abraham and gave us, the redeemed, one Holy Church to guide us until He comes again in glory. We all would be wise to follow the Church, which Christ has kept free from error in all dogmas.