Easter, 6th Sunday. Does a Christian have to be circumcised and observe the Mosaic law? The Holy Spirit inspired the Church to answer: No. At Baptism we were made members of God’s covenant. We have to be faithful to Jesus, and the Mosaic Law is not necessary to staying faithful to Jesus.
The Spirit continues to work in the Church to apply the message of Jesus to the world of today. The teachings of the Church help us to know what it means to be faithful to Jesus here and now. Peace comes from knowing “whose” we are: We belong to God, and God belongs to us. He will always be faithful to us. Will we remain faithful to Him? (5 May 2013)