God the Son teaches about adultery (HINT: He disapproves)

Posted February 12, 2017 3:01 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Today in the Ordinary Form, the 6th Ordinary Sunday, the Gospel is from Matthew 5.
First, the Lord says that he did not come to abolish the law and prophets but to fulfill them.
He has stern words for those who break the commandments, indicating also that Hell exists.
His words about adultery are harrowing.  Let’s hear the last part, as read in the Ordinary Form:
“You have heard that it was said,You shall not commit adultery.
But I say to you,
everyone who looks at a woman with lust
has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
If your right eye causes you to sin,
tear it

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