Thursday, June 13, 2019

Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church (1195-1231)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 10 The Night Office in Summertime
Mass: 2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Resp Ps 85; Mt 5:20-26

Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven.

"Whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment", says the Lord. How many times must we forgive? Not seven times but seventy-seven times (Mt 18:22).

Hurts you have experienced might tempt you to withdraw from others, to turn in on yourself and to nurse feelings of anger, but never stop listening to God’s call to forgiveness. The Bishops of Rwanda put it well: “In order to reconcile with another person, you must first of all be able to see the goodness in that person, the goodness God created him with ... This requires great effort to distinguish the offence from the offender; it means you hate the offence the person has committed, but you love the person despite his weakness, because in him you see the image of God”.
(Pope Francis, Christus Vivit Christ is Alive, 165)


NB. Today's photo of spotted coral root.

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