Reflection resources for parishes, faith sharing groups and individuals.

February 13-19, 2017

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

"But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil."

- Matthew 5:39

 

Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount saying, "Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you."  Is it humanly possible to love those who cause us to feel threatened, persecuted, or unjustly wronged?  We're asked to love as God loves, without limits and without judgment.  

 

It can be done, because as children of God, we hold a seed of God's love deep within us, capable of springing forth whenever we put God's will ahead of our own.

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as a mom with young children
.
Thanks, Lisa, and thanks to
Sarah
Hart
for another inspiring song.

heavenly wind and tongues of fire, God pours out the Holy Spirit upon all
who put
their faith in Jesus the Christ and become his disciples.