“Treat others as you would like them to treat you”

Compassion, forgiveness and love are rare commodities in our world and sometimes even in our own lives. There are many challenges in the Gospel Reading for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). As we hear the word of God this weekend and reflect on it in the coming week we’re reminded particularly of the loving compassion of our God and of the challenge to be compassionate and forgiving in our own lives.

Which part of this Gospel text (Luke 6:27-38) touches you most as you reflect on it this week?

In our consumerist and individualistic society, how can we practise the morality proposed here by Jesus?

What does “Be compassionate even as your Father is compassionate” mean to you today?

The following reflection prepared by Veronica Lawson RSM was first published at  https://www.mercyworld.org.  

It  is offered here as a resource for prayer and reflection in the coming week:

https://www.mercyworld.org/reflection-on-the-gospel-7th Sunday Ordinary time Year C. pdf