Jesus Christ Taught the Fullness of the Law

Matthew 5:17-19

Jesus did not want to replace the Law.

He wanted to bring it to perfection.

He explained the Law in general terms.

Then He established His authority.


God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses.

Jesus gave us the Eight Beatitudes.

That adds up to Eighteen which was Peyton

Manning’s number.  He is a great Christian.


This passage is from the Sermon on the

Mount, the greatest homily of all time.

I wasn’t there, but I have typed it and

Timed it.  It took about fifteen minutes.


Saint Augustine said the Sermon was “the

Perfect expression of the Christian life.”


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.    He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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Image:  Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Saint Augustine in the church of San Bernardo alle Terme in Rome.