Love One Another

Readings for February 23, 2014 — Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Leviticus 12:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • In this week’s reading from Leviticus, God reminds us of the Golden Rule, “love your neighbor as yourself.” How can we challenge ourselves to do that? We are reminded also, not to harbor anger or resentment towards others. How do we let these things go? What is holding us back from forgiveness?
  • In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul reminds us that we are children of God and that we are his temple. How often do we think of ourselves in this way? Do we share this message with others? When we feel like we are being put down, what are some ways we can remember this message?
  • In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us “When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.” How can we turn the other cheek when it is so tempting to respond with anger? How can our prayer life influence our practical life so that we can change our actions and reactions to these situations?