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February 16, 2014: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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(In this photo, a Sisters of Providence volunteer is following Jesus’ desire for us to be loving persons by showing her care to a cria alpaca.)

“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 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.” (Matthew 5:20-22A, 27-28, 33-34A, 37)

Jesus shows us and tells us that being a loving person is what the commandments are all about.

Action:

Each day this week, choose one way you can be a more loving person. Your loving action could be something as small as doing your household chores without complaining, not littering, playing with your family pet, not putting yourself down, complimenting a friend, and so on.

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Sister Rebecca Keller

Sister Rebecca Keller, SP, is Volunteer Services Coordinator for the Sisters of Providence. Her past ministerial experiences include teaching at both the elementary and high school levels.

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