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Tuesday, June 14th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 5:43-48.


Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

14 June 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

 

I say to you, love your enemies,

and pray for those who persecute you,

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 5:43-48.

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2016

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DAILY MASS – Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

14 June 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Augustine (354-430),

Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Commentary on the 1st Letter of saint John, n°1, (SC 75, p. 134)

“Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect”

     Here John wants to say: perfect in love (1Jn 4,17). And what is the perfection of love? To love our enemies, and love them to the point of their becoming our brothers. For indeed, our love should not be according to the flesh. So love your enemies by wanting them to become your brothers; love your enemies in such a way that they may be drawn into communion with you.

     This is in fact how he loved who, when hanging on the cross, said: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Lk 23,34). He wanted to snatch them away from everlasting death by this prayer utterly full of mercy and of great might. Moreover a number of them believed and were forgiven for having shed Christ’s blood. They shed it when they set themselves up against him; but later on, after they had believed, they drank it. “By this sign we know that we dwell in him, if we are perfect in him.” Our Lord invites us to this perfection of love when he says: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2016

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Tuesday of the Eleventh week in Ordinary Time

14 June 2016

Saint of the day

St. Elisha,

Prophet (9th century BC)

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St. Elisha,
Prophet
(9th century BC)

 

  Elisha, whose name in Hebrew means “God is Salvation,” was the son of Shaphat. He was called by the prophet Elijah while plowing his father’s fields. Elijah came and cast his mantle upon him, indicating thereby that Elisha was to succeed him.

Before Elijah was taken up in a fiery chariot and into the whirlwind, Elisha asked to “inherit a double-portion” of Elijah’s spirit.

Throughout the whole course of his life the prophet Elisha accomplished a significant number of miracles.

        He won the gratitude of the people of Jericho for healing its barren ground by adding salt to its waters.

When the armies of Judah, Israel and Edom, then allied against Mesa, the Moabite king, were being tortured by drought in the Idumæan desert, Elisha consented to intervene. His double prediction regarding relief from drought and victory over the Moabites was fulfilled on the following morning (2 Kgs 3:4-24).

        To relieve the widow importuned by a hard creditor, Elisha so multiplied a little oil as to enable her, not only to pay her indebtedness, but to provide for her family needs (2 Kgs 4:1-7).

        To reward the rich lady of Shunam for her hospitality, he restored to life her son (2 Kgs 4:18-37)

        To nourish the sons of the prophets pressed by famine, Elisha changed into wholesome food the pottage made from poisonous gourds (2 Kgs 4:38-41).

During the military incursions of Syria into Israel, Elisha cured Naaman the Syrian of his leprosy by simply sending him word that he was to bathe in the Jordan seven times. At first reluctant, Naaman obeyed the Prophet, and after washed seven times in the Jordan, he was healed. Jesus referred to this when he said: “And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian” (Luke 4:27).

        Elisha’s life and activities are found in 1 and 2 Kings and he is commemorated on this date in the 2004 Roman Martyrology.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2016

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Matthew 28:20.

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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“This is my commandment:

love one another as I love you.”

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