Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 19, 2017

 

First Reading:   Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

The Holiness Code in Leviticus urges people to be holy since God is holy. Holiness is lived out in partiality for and consideration of the poor and the weak. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

Jesus Christ is the foundation of the church and its ministry. We are God’s temple because God’s Spirit dwells in us, and we belong to Christ. Hence we are called to build wisely upon this sure foundation not for our own benefit but for others to experience Christ’s benefits.

Gospel:   Matthew 5:38-48

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declares an end to the law of vengeance. God’s people will respond to evil with love and forgiveness.