Concern For Others

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 2 Cor 8:1-9; PS 146:2, 5-6ab, 6c- 7, 8-9a; Mt 5:43-48

First Reading
Paul recounts the generosity of the churches of Macedonia in imitation of Christ.

Macedonia
for in a severe test of affliction,
the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty
overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.

Christ
For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that for your sake he became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.

Responsorial Psalm
Praise the Lord, my soul!

Alleluia Verse
I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I have loved you.

Gospel Portion
We complete chapter 5 of the gospel of Matthew today and move onto chapter 6 tomorrow.
Wednesday and Thursday continue about how we “be perfect”.

Be Perfect
Here Jesus tells us to be perfect as the heavenly father is perfect.

God the Father:

  • God loves everyone.
  • Sun and rain are given to all.
  • Love is given all.

For Us:

  • Pray for everyone including those who persecute you.
  • Greet everyone.
  • Be perfect like the Father.

I say this not by way of command,
but to test the genuineness of your love
by your concern for others
(2 Cor 8:8).

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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