Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Blessed are you...because of me," we heard Jesus proclaim. "I did not come to destroy [the Law and the prophets,] but to fulfill [them]," we heard Jesus proclaim. "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven," we heard Jesus proclaim. And, we heard Him tell how the Law puts it with regard to murder, adultery, divorce, and oaths.
Now, four weeks after starting it, we come to the end of St. Matthew's fifth chapter, yet not the end of the Christ's Sermon on the Mount. We'll save that for two chapters down the line.