Monday 26 February 2018

About Today Readings

St Terasius.

Daniel 9:4-10. Psalm 78(79):8-9, 11, 13. Luke 6:36-38.

Lord, do not deal with us as our sins deserve—Psalm 78(79):8-9, 11, 13.

‘Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.’

We are called to a lofty vocation. In today’s gospel, we are enjoined to strive towards treating others, both friends and enemies, without judgement or condemnation. Often our reactions to those we meet are glib and dismissive. In fact, we are rarely truly present to others, but only half there.

Think of the dinner date with the mobile phone or half listening to someone with our mind elsewhere, the vague nod, the fleeting smile as we glance at our wristwatch and pass on. We are called to give our time and full attention the people in our lives, to show our love of God through our love of our neighbour, to replace our self-absorption with a whole-hearted concern for those in need of help.

Let us love God because God has first loved us.


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