Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How do we love our enemies?" Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Listen to the homily here.


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 is a revolutionary belief
·      Jesus Christ showed his love for those who killed him
·      Jesus taught and teaches us today
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.”
·      God created everything
·      He allows us to have our will
·      Which means each of us are sinners
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 only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
·      Love is what is different
·      In the first centuries, love is what allowed pagans and enemies to know who they were
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect."

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