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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 24, 2014

LIKE THE SUN AND RAIN

All our readings challenge us to be more like God.  They challenge us to live against the rules of conventional justice and equality, for our society says we get what we deserve. . . but this is not God’s way.

Our first reading says that we are to love our neighbor as our self.  Sure, we say it’s a nice idea, but who really does this?  This is the question and commentary of our second reading from Corinthians:  “for the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God.”

Lastly, we continue to hear from Matthew’s version of the sermon on the mount.   Jesus speaks against the popular notion of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  Rather, he says we are to turn the other cheek and be perfect as the Father is perfect.  But this does not mean what we think and so we must consider something even more difficult.

CLICK HERE for the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48).

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One comment

  1. Father Chris,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful homilies and for making them available online. Keep up the great work. Many of us are still listening from Windsor. Your homilies have been a great source of inspiration to me during the unusually long cold winter we have been having when I have been unable to make it to Mass with a newborn baby. Always thought provoking and insightful. I have been sure to share your homilies with my family and friends and interesting discussion has resulted.
    Many thanks
    Vicky Volkhardt



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