Tenth Friday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tenth Friday of Ordinary Time June 12, 2020 WORD of the DAY You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna. (Matthew: 5: 27-30) How shall I live this Word? This passage begins a series of new ways of interpreting the law, which Jesus proposes to fulfill (cf. 5:17) the law itself: “It was said/but I tell you.” Jesus takes us to the depths of our heart, of hidden intentions, so that we can reveal the beauty of the life of God in us, the dignity of our being His children. The love that is possession is...