15 Mon Jul 2019
What Peace is Jesus Talking About?
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For 15 July 2019, Monday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 10:34-11:1
Jesus said to his Apostles: â€œDo not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and oneâ€™s foes will be members of oneâ€™s own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
Â â€œWhoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophetâ€™s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a discipleâ€”truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.â€
Â Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.
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.
Sr. Brigid Cannon, OP
16 July 2019 @ 1:03 am
Thank you, Sr. Louis Mary for your timely reflection on the gospel today. Sadly, we see in our President a prejudice as well toward people of color. As you shared so well what you found in your father as I did in my father the attitude that needed to be let go. Godâ€™s love is inclusive.
So, too, if we say we love God, then we must love everyone and everything God has created.
Only then do we truly find peace in our hearts. The peace that only God can give.
Blessings on your preaching,