Gospel for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time—Matthew 5:17-37
“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.
You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Again you have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all. Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.”
Be prepared this week for Jesus to challenge you to the max.
How willing are you to embrace Jesus’ whole message?
What gets in your way of being a closer follower of Jesus?
Heritage word—“No one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid: that foundation is Jesus Christ.”
(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame quoting 1 Corinthians 3:11)