Gospel Reflection for February 24, 2019, 7th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 26.2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 16.45-49; Luke 6.27-38 “Love your enemy and do good to those that hate you. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who insult you. When people slap you on one cheek, turn and give them your other cheek. When people want you coat, giveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 24, 2019, 7th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 23, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 Jesus rejects conventional wisdom and accepted cultural values.  He offers a prophetic alternative to payback; he wants us to make neighbors even of enemies.  He pushes the law beyond simply keeping the rules and being obedient. Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 23, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time”