by Fr Christopher Maseko
By nature we have the quest to love and to be loved. We feel somehow fulfilled when we are appreciated, admired, respected and held in high esteem by others. In that way we feel important. On the other hand, we feel bad when others speak ill of us, mistreat, when reviled, opposed and criticized. Some have adopted the tendency of a one traffic rule and do not reciprocate the love as Jesus encourages us to treat others the same way we would love to be treated.
It is easy to mingle with friends especially if we have one thing in common. It is not easy, however, to meet people whom we dislike. The biggest challenge is to meet those who consider us as enemy. But Jesus even goes further when He says we should not only meet them, but that we should love them. ‘Love your enemy’ is the message to us. There are times when we keep grudges in our hearts against others, times when we allow thoughts of revenge to grow in us, and times when we should have loved our enemies, but we failed to do so. Continue reading “Reflection for the Seventh Sunday – Year C”