Two major themes in the Bible come out of today's readings.
One is that obedience is required by God. Someone mentioned to me days ago that the great sin of the Church in France is disobedience. This could be said for other nations as well.
The second is that Christ was clearly showing all that He is God by forgiving sins and healing. Only God distributes true justice and mercy.
Human justice and human mercy must reflect God's law and natural law.