No killing in God’s name!

 
Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 10: 16- 23

Let the religious people of the world stop killing each other in the name of God.


Matthew 10: 16-23

Coming Persecutions

‘See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.


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.

About Jerry Stookey, O.P.

Jerry Stookey is a friar of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) from the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central USA). He is a missionary with the Dominican Family in Cuba.