Intro to the Readings
Lev 19:1-2, 9-18 – PS 119:33-40 – 1 Cor 3:10-11, 16-23 – Matt 5:38-48
The Collect reminds us that “in sings and miracles” God’s saving love have been revealed to the world.
The Lord speaks to Moses – to us: “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Holiness is about generosity – love is about generosity.
Listen to the wisdom of First Corinthians Three – wisdom for leaders of the Church – wisdom for clergy and laity.
This is eye – tooth – and check your coat at the door Sunday – when you listen to this Gospel be prepared to give away what you have – be prepared to love your enemy.
Listen to the Lord – be holy as the Lord is holy – be perfect as the Father is perfect.