Fr Stefan examines Christ’s exhortation to love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and your neighbour as yourself, and all the nuance that comes with it. St Augustine says “Love, and do what you will because if you love, whatever you do will be right.” It is this love that sets us free from the law. This ‘freedom from the law’ is to have no desire to break it.
Fr Stefan explains that if we don’t live authentic Christianity in speaking the truth, and loving as Christ commands us, then we are not really Christians at all.
Fr Stefan Matuszek is assistant priest at St. Augustine’s Parish, Coffs Harbour.