Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

2 Corinthians 8/1-9 Matthew 5/43-48

Loving enemies is about as tough as it gets. Yet Jesus does not shy away from making this bold statement. By showing love for our enemies we demonstrate that we really are children of our Father who does not withhold his blessings (sun and rain) from anyone. By loving even our enemies we differentiate ourselves from them. We are deciding not to be like them. What they are is not who we are. We refuse to be sucked into their negativity, because that negativity will only destroy us. By at least trying to love our enemies we show how much we really want to be children of our Heavenly Father who loves even those who are not nice.

Fr. Greg Schmitt, C.Ss.R.



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