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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