February 24, 2019: ​Reflection for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Phyllis Kubes, Notre Dame Associate

Sunday’s readings speak of Mercy. The entrance antiphon states we can trust the Lord for He is merciful.
In the first reading from the book of Samuel mercy continues as David refuses to harm Saul.
Psalm 103 states: “The Lord is kind and merciful.”

As we read the gospel of Luke we hear the Lord ask us to respond with mercy to those who do us harm. It is not always easy to do this day after day. We must stop judging and condemning.

We will be given the gifts we need, a good measure packed and shaken down. The measure with which we measure will be returned to us.