Feb 19, 2011

The Fool !

If you don't take revenge... 
If you want to be holy...
If you are not diplomatic...
If you don't argue craftily...
If you don't boast your achievements...
If you treat your enemies with kindness...
If you want to be perfect...
If you look forward to a pie in the sky that is a reward in heaven...
You are a FOOL (in bold, underlined & highlighted).

Resolutions of the great FOOL:
* You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason   
   with your neighbor (Lev 19:17)
* You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy (Lev 19:2)
* God catches the wise in their craftiness (1 Cor 3:19 / Job 5:13)
* Let no one boast of men (1 Cor 3:21)
* Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Mt 5:44)
* Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48)
* In this way you will be sons of your Father who is in 
   heaven (Mt 5:45)
                                                                                                                      Certified to be a

"Grace can do nothing without the will and the will can do nothing without grace"-- St. John Chrysostom

Reflection based on the readings of 7th Sunday of the Year, Year A

First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48