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Friday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
2 John 4-9
Psalm 119:1,2,10,11,17,18
Luke 17:26-37
Gomorrah. Both events occurred without warning to the ˄every day˅
people who were just going about their normal lives, ˈeating and
drinking and marryingˉ. Jesus warns his disciples that on the Day of
Judgment do not be worried about material things, but to look forward
to the Glory of the Lord, do not look back at your past life (as Lot˅s
wife had done) but look forward to a new life with God.
The other night I was having a conversation with an acquaintance.
We were coincidentally discussing Jesus˅ commandment of ˈLet us
love anotherˉ. We discussed what the world would look like if every
single person on the planet just followed this one law, this one simple
act. Of course it is easy to love our children, our family, our friends.
But what about that person who has wronged us, that person who
makes our blood boil? How would our world be different if we were
able to love these individuals also, not just in pretense, but truly in our
hearts? How could we just ˈlove one anotherˉ? We were not able to
come up with a way to truly experience this in a world view, but we
agreed that if each person, just one at a time, were able to at first
tolerate, then possibly like, then maybe, just maybe experience love