Tuesday 16 June 2020

About Today Readings

1 Kings 21:17-29. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned – Psalm 50(51):3-6, 11, 16. Matthew 5:43-48.

‘Love your neighbour – I say love your enemies’

Alan: ‘Jesus, I suppose I must give you credit for not asking us to do difficult things. Instead you tell us to do what is absolutely impossible. How on earth can we be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect?’

Jesus: ‘I didn’t mean that you have to get 105 marks out of 100, Alan, or that you must never make mistakes. Being perfect means being completely rounded. The perfect shape is the sphere because it is the same whichever way you look at it. So, when it comes to loving people, you must love your friends, enemies and casual acquaintances equally. That’s what God our Father does. And it’s just as well for you that God does, isn’t it?’

Alan: ‘Yes, but God is God. It’s impossible for us.’

Jesus: ‘That’s certainly true, if you’re left to yourself, Alan. But isn’t it worth trying with my help?’

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