Commentary on the Gospel of

Fr. Johnson Joseph Thurackal CMF

What a grand, large-hearted, faith-filled man Abraham was!  A wonderful pre-figure of Jesus. 

One cannot but recognize that Jesus concocted the Sermon on the Mount from the manner his forefathers lived out their faith. Take for example, this original statement from Jesus to “do to others as you would have them do to you”.  What Abraham rendered to Lot, was exactly what Abraham would have wanted Lot to grant to him!  The wide Jordan plain that Lot chose was the obvious choice, Abraham getting the second best, the land of Canaan, the narrow gate!

So, just as Jesus modelled himself on Abraham, may we continue the trend and model ourselves on Jesus.


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