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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 19, 2017

LOVE PERFECTED

Last week, we continued our theme of learning how to be the people we are called to be with a renewed understanding of righteousness – that idea of being in right relationship.

It seems to demand that we let go of these illusions about ourselves, God and other people.  That the tenants of our relationship are not so clearly defined the parameters that we have used, but that living with righteousness means to live in love, which is necessarily and always communal.

But as we hinted at last week, if we are to live the Gospel calling to love our neighbor as “God makes the sun rise on the good and the bad; and the rain fall on the just and the unjust” – then we must reconsider the very nature of love, lest we fail to live it fully.

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

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