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
Paul recounts the generosity of the churches of Macedonia in imitation of Christ.
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.
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.
Praise the Lord, my soul!
I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I have loved you.
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”.
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.
- 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,