Feb 20
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Love Your Enemies

1 Sm 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23  / 1 Cor 15:45-49 / Lk 6:27-38

Jesus’ message in today’s Gospel is a countercultural one. “Love your enemies,” He says.  “Lend expecting nothing back.”  Jesus’ message — and His example — is a selfless one.  If we expect to grow in virtue, then we have to practice humility, generosity, and charity.  The world still preaches the message of an eye for an eye, but we are better than that, aren’t we?  Regardless of how a person has treated us, we are still called to will the greatest good for him or her.  Isn’t that exactly what Jesus did for us??  Aren’t we called to love in extraordinary ways?? Jesus says, “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”  The more we give, the more we are Given.