SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2021
Matthew 5, 43-48:
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. In this way you will be children of your Father in heaven, who makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust”.
For a Christian there are no “enemies”, because ” your Father is one, and you are all brothers and sisters”.
We will have people who are closer or less close to us.
There will be people in whom we will have more confidence than in others for whatever reason.
There will be people we will feel in our lives with more weight than we feel in others?
But never in the heart of a Christian should the word “enemy” be harboured.
“Put love where there is no love and you will get love”, said the mystic St. John of the Cross.
Put forgiveness where there is no forgiveness and you will get forgiveness.
Put peace where there is no peace and you will get peace.
Put Jesus where there is no Jesus and Jesus and his Kingdom will be present.
Good programme for a lifetime and for the whole of this Lent.
May you make “rain” and “sun rise” for many people as our heavenly Father does.
Love not only the one who makes it easy for you, but also the one who is hardest for you to love.
Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf