For the Fourth Sunday of the Year

The readings for the day tell us of the qualities we need if we are to follow Christ in our lives today.  Christ, in his sermon on the Mount reflects Moses on Mount Sinai receiving the commandments from God. 

Like any sermon, he develops the commandments to make them fit the current situation of his day.  We have to develop the commands of God for our current situation of today.  We do not take the bible literally, we follow tradition as we apply the commandments of God to our own everyday lives.