Perception: a weed, a flower

 
Saturday of 1st week of Lent, based on Matthew 5:43-48

Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Maria Curtis, OPL

I have been a music educator for 30 years and married for 31 years to my husband Bob, also a life professed Dominican. We both life professed in 1998. We have 3 children. Jessica is 30 and married to Jim. She is a 2nd gr. teacher and works wonderfully with her students who mostly come from low incomes and spanish -speaking homes. My son Rob (25)is married to Carrie RN and they are expecting their first little girl in Sep. Rob teaches in a parochial school. Jenny is a senoir in high school and sings wth Phx. Children's choir. I have served in music ministry, as a lector and RE teacher along with Dominican Lay formation.