Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
The law of the Gospel is the law of love. It goes against everything that the world thinks reasonable. It asks not just that we take no revenge or put up no resistance, but that we bless and pray for those who would harm us, that we walk the extra mile with the one who asks.
And the reasoning behind it may seem peculiar, if sensible: “For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them” (Lk 6:32).
The Lord calls us to something higher. We are to recognize the inherent dignity of each person as a child of God. In the first reading we hear how David would not raise his hand against “the Lord’s anointed” (cf. 1 Sam 26:9). We who have been anointed in the Lord’s name at baptism must bear this in mind and strive “to bear the image of the heavenly one” (1 Cor 15:49), that St. Paul speaks of. God bless you!
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