Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: On the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we see that mercy is the key to understanding Matthew 5:38-48. Think of love as the front door to people’s hearts. When they close it, mercy is the love that sneaks in through the back door. When people sin against us, they don’t understand that they’re closing their hearts to God and his love. But if we give them love, we give them God through a back door.
The plan of Jesus demonstrates, through us, that God’s love is superior to everything else. It proves that love conquers evil. Think of a time when God showed you mercy even though you didn’t deserve his love. What did it feel like when he gave you his love anyway? How did it change you?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.