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Saturday 23rd February, 2013
St Polycarp. Deuteronomy 26:16-19. Happy are those who follow the law of the Lord!—Ps 118(119):1-2, 4-5, 7-8. Matthew 5:43-48.

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‘Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.’

We are just beginning, once again, the journey to Calvary and the empty tomb. The psalmist tells us the Lord’s commandments are wisdom for the simple and in the gospel Jesus warns us to love our enemies. Once, Jesus condensed the commandments into two simple ones, love God and love our neighbour. When it comes to our enemies during this Lenten time, how about those foes within us?

Maybe these are the things we need to address during Lent, to love them enough so they can be changed—from envy to joy in the good fortune of another, avarice to generosity, deceit to honesty.

Can I really make this time be one of seeking forgiveness for the ways I have failed and so deepen my relationship with the one I call my guide, my shepherd and my friend?



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