Thursday, June 8, 2023

Francesc Badia
Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Mt 5:38-42
“You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. "
Gospel's Commentary
Today Jesus' words disapprove "revenge." How bad sounds the saying 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth'! -If you hit me, get ready because ... How ugly! Unfortunately these are not things of the past: there are wars -even in families- that never end because there is no forgiveness. "How do things look from the sky?" With mercy! God acts with infinite patience: look at Him, there you have it, on the Cross. His answer is forgiveness. So, if you want peace, you already know...

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