Sermon on the Mount is 'definitive revelation of the Law,' Pope tells audience
CWN - February 14, 2011
At his Sunday Angelus audience on February 13, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Sermon on the Mount is the “Torah” of the new Law proclaimed by Christ.
Jesus brought “the definitive revelation of the Law,” the Pope observed. With the Sermon on the Mount he was “re-presenting” the Law as the Jewish people had understood it. The main difference, the Pope continued, was that Jesus “fills the commandments with the love of God, with the power of the Holy Spirit Who dwells in Him.”
The form in which the Lord presented this new Law could not fail to capture the attention of the listeners, Pope Benedict pointed out, because he repeatedly said: “But I say to you.” This meant, the Pope said, “that He was claiming the authority of God, source of Law, for Himself.”
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