Moral Values by God’s Standards

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March 6, 2011 by bobet888

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:21-27

March 6, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel

We live in a world where moral and ethical debate is more likely to be characterized by opinion than by truth. It is almost irrelevant to speak about “feeling something is right” unless we do the necessary research to determine that our feeling is worth following. Ethical and moral truth can be illuminated by gut feelings but these are not enough foundation to build our moral lives on. Whether we like it or not, moral truth is eternal and unchanging. Yes, we may understand these truths better today than we did 100 years ago, but then again, maybe we do not.

In the Gospel, Jesus talks about building our houses on the right foundation. This is no less true when it comes to morality. If we want to live in the truth (and it is only the truth that can set us free [John 8:32]), then we must be willing to listen to what God says through the Scriptures and revelation, and what the Church says, which God has raised up to guide our decision making in the moral arena and to form our consciences well.


Jesus, help me to realize the
importance of every moral decision I
make so that I can make it as best as I
can by forming my conscience well on
the matter.


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