A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 12 February

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ecclesiasticus 15:16-21; Psalm 119A;
1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37

Being reconciled

Conflict is a common part of our human relationships. Jesus teaches that conflict is not resolved by exacting justice. An eye for an eye does not produce a peaceful outcome. Rather, reconciliation is achieved by a willingness to engage in conversation and in bringing to that conversation a forgiving heart. Only when we are reconciled with our brother or sister can we go to the altar and participate in the celebration of Eucharist. Lord, create in me a heart that forgives.

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