Seeing your life through the lens of the gospel


Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 February 2020 • Day of Prayer for Temperance


1. Jesus tells us to act out of love and says that acting out of love is better than acting out of revenge. What does your experience tell you?

2. Perhaps you have at times hit back in revenge when you have been hurt or offended. What effect did this have you, on others, and on your relationship with them? Contrast this with the times when you resisted the urge to retaliate. What outcome did this have on you, on others, and on your relationship with them – at the time, and in the long term?

3. From other passages in the Gospels, it is clear that Jesus did not mean that we should ignore injustices, or never make a stand against others. What lessons have you learned in life on when, and how, to make a stand? What wisdom would you share with others from your experience?

John Byrne OSA