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Feb 22 2019

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 24 February 2019

Gospel Reflection for this week:

At the centre of Jesus’ teaching in today’s reading is what has become known as the ‘golden rule’ – treat others the way you want to be treated. But, actually, Jesus invites us to go even further than that. Rather than following the practice of the society around us, which is to love and serve those who offer love and service back to us, Jesus calls us to love our enemies, and do good to those who treat us badly. Treating others well is not dependent on them treating us as we want to be treated. It is about treating people well regardless of how they treat us. This may seem naïve and impractical in our world, but if we desire to break cycles of hatred, division, violence, and retribution, we can choose no other way. Jesus did not ask for us to live differently from how he lived. He didn’t just teach this way of living, he put it into practice for himself. It did not mean that he did not confront evil when he encountered it. Love meant being willing to challenge corruption, injustice, and violence. But it also means that the door is always open for reconciliation, and forgiveness is always offered, even when it seems foolish. How can you live more deeply into this resurrection-bringing life that Jesus calls us to today?

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Pew Leaflet – Epiphany 7 – 24 Feb.pdf

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