Wednesday of the Tenth week in ordinary time ‘c’
When you read the books of the Old Testament, you may wonder sometimes why they are even in the Bible. Some chapters are so difficult or even impossible to understand. Some books talk about revenge, killing, anger, or they portray God as someone very distant with no close relationships to His people. That’s why some people get discouraged reading the Old Testament. They focus only on the New Testament which is much easier to follow and to understand. However today Jesus reminds us: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” He is telling us that the Old Testament is as important for our faith as the New Testament. We can’t just omit it, change it, or forget that it even exists. Jesus came to fulfill what was promised in the Old Testament. This is our history of Salvation, and it is important that we read it and learn from it. We should read from all the books of the Bible, not only our favorites.