Instruct the Uninformed
Today’s gospel reading is a detailed explanation of the commandment, Thou shall not kill. Because Jesus knows the hardness of our hearts, he takes the time to explain how anger, insult, and name calling ‘kill’ those to whom this is directed. Our actions hurt others, even if they do not go to the degree of murder. Sometimes it is our responsibility to ‘inform’ those who do not know.
Holy Spirit, give us strength and wisdom.