Be perfect

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 27, 2021  First Saturday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers and sisters only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”          (Matthew 5: 43- 48) How shall I live this Word?   To those who have the courage, patience, and good fortune to listen to Jesus more closely, to those who can listen to His voice with all sincerity and an open heart, to those who do not fall into the illusion of believing that they already know everything and continue to climb...