Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 23, 2020

WORD of the DAY

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on [your] right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.
(Mathew 5: 38-42)

How shall I live this Word?

For the believing Christian, there is a quality leap here from the Law of God that the Israelites observed.

Independently of one’s adhesion to the Law, the knowledge of those who are converted to the salvific proclamation of Jesus, arrive at dilating their heart in a love that is charity and gratuitous giving to those who are suffering.

Lord, dilate and deepen in me the capacity for forgiveness and a gratuity that only Your love can continually revive in me.

The voice of Pope Francis
Forgiveness is a power that resurrects new life and infuses courage to look and the future with hope.
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Via dell’Ateneo Salesiano 81, 00139 Rome, Italy E-mail: Website: Blog: Comment by Sr. Maria Pia Giudici, FMA

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