In today’s first reading we hear, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Yet we know we cannot achieve perfection. Our attempts to love neighbors and even our enemies fall short of what God desires for us. Yet in Jesus we see one who loved even those who persecuted and killed him. We are made holy in baptism, and forgiven at the table of God’s mercy. As a people made holy by God, we go in peace to love as we have been loved.


Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Psalm 119:33-40
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Matthew 5:38-48


Holy God of compassion, you invite us into your way of forgiveness and peace. Lead us to love our enemies, and transform our words and deeds to be like his through whom we pray, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

This Weeks Readings

MondayProverbs 25:11-22
Romans 12:9-21
Psalm 119:1-2,8-18
TuesdayGenesis 31:1-3,17- 50
Hebrews 12:14-16
Psalm 119:1-2,8-18
WednesdayProverbs 3:27-35
Luke 18:18-30
Psalm 119:1-2,8-18
ThursdayProverbs 12:22-28
Philippians 2:19-24
Psalm 131
FridayIsaiah 26:1-6
Philippians 2:25-30
Psalm 131
SaturdayIsaiah 31:1-9
Luke 11:14-23
Psalm 131
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