A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 16 February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37

Love and hope!

Many have been encouraged and comforted by St Paul’s reassuring words from today’s second reading: …no eye has seen nor ear heard…all that God has prepared for those who love him. Holding that belief, that hope, can make a huge difference to how a person approaches critical life moments. Knowing that the best is yet to come can help me use the present, however disappointing or difficult, to make loving a priority in thought, word and action. The words of Jesus from the cross can be my prayer every day: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

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