It is 28th February 2015. The readings are from Deut. 26:16-19 and the Gospel from Mt. 5: 43-48. The first reading is a reminder to all God’s children about following God’s law. We are the children of God by observing the commandments, the statutes, and His ordinances. Our consecration comes by obeying the commandments of God. The Responsorial Psalm assures our happiness, “They are happy who follow God’s law.” (Ps.118:1). In the Gospel Jesus demands a standard in our relationships with one another. He is asking us to love our enemies. He is inviting us to have a personal relationship with the so-called enemies. In our personal relationships, we are expected to be inclusive and embracing everyone. A Christian needs to have a perfect standard in loving the others in the communities. Being perfect means bringing out the forgiving, the accepting, the loving, the sacrificing image of God in our lives. We are called to be perfect in showing our love for those we think it is impossible to share anymore. To be perfect also means bringing out the divine side of us when facing the difficult and unacceptable moments of life. By loving and praying for those who hate us, we overcome evil with good. We are called by God to be perfect in character, in holiness, in maturity, and in love. We will be perfect like Christ, when we are able to love, forgive, and follow God’s law. May God bless you. Have a good day.

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