Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 5:38-48
Today’s gospel continues right where last Sunday’s left off. If you recall, last Sunday brought clarity to the commandments and how we should live them out. Now we move into two important topics, retaliation and enemies. These two teachings surely push some followers away. They are difficult to do. 1. Do not retaliate. 2. Love your enemies.
The most important thing to remember when faced with living out these teachings is this: All things are possible with God. We must remember to keep God in our life. He is strong, we are weak. We must lean on Him, rely on Him, trust in Him. When we do this, we will be able to walk away from retaliation and love our enemies.