June 14, 2022
Each day, I reflect upon a word or phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-48)
PERFECT: Today’s Gospel passage asks us if we are “all in.” Anyone can do the minimum, we are told; but can you go the distance?
Can you love your friends and pray for them? Sure, anyone can do that. However, are you open to challenging yourself to do more? Can you love your enemies and pray for them?
The Gospel passage ends with, “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
God doesn’t really expect us to be perfect, but He does expect us to be continually working toward perfection. He does expect us to challenge ourselves.
God wants us to be all in.