Jesus leads His disciples to perfection through love. In Jesus there is no room for betrayal at all, for the annulment of the other in no Hypothesis. Loving requires giving one's life, suffering with and for someone, not being discouraged at any point in life. For him, adultery is, first of all, a betrayal of God, to later be a betrayal of the other. Adultery is so condemned by Jesus that just thinking about him, certainly taking him to the heart, to incur his guilt. "I, however, I tell you, anyone who looks at a woman with the desire to possess her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." The world, today, urgently needs to meditate on these words of Jesus. In other words, Jesus does not admit anything that hurts love, because Love is divine, it is total perfection. One does not play with love, one should not trivialize it, because it is the most beautiful and most sacred thing. Everything that comes as an offense to a life in love must be nipped in the bud: either by sight, by hands, or by anything that pits the human being against himself and against the other.
8. It is up to the disciples to be men and women of Love, Truth and Life. “But I say to you, do not swear at all; nor by heaven, because it is the throne of God; nor for the earth, because it is the support on which you support your feet; nor for Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great king. Don't swear on your head either, because you can't make a single hair white or black ”. In Matthew, Jesus' teachings express the reality of the Master of Nazareth, He who is the TRUTH. The disciples have no need to swear by anything, they just have to witness everything they say; do not compromise; who live on a tightrope, who are not lukewarm (cf. Rev 3: 15-16), because they will be vomited. If they live by the truth, they will be sincere and consistent with each other, enlightened and enlightening men and women. If they do so, they will respect all people, they will never be enemies of anyone, even though they have them because of the Word of God, because they are persecuted, they will never be hypocrites, adulterers and facilitators of sin. In fact, they will try to live according to the will of God in Jesus Christ, they will always act with divine Wisdom and not according to the “wisdom” of men, they will know how to choose life and good.
A strong and loving hug.
Fr. José Erinaldo