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Gospel Reflections Luke 6:36-38

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In today's Gospel we find Christ calling upon us to show the same mercy and grace to others that our Heavenly Father has shown to us. In today's reflections I discuss two point that come to mind with this reading: 1- We have all been recipients of the boundless mercy, grace and forgiveness of our Heavenly Father that has tempered His justice. "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23. As we move through Lent and conversion we are to reflect this same attitude of mercy and forgiveness, we are to become more like Christ with outstretched hand leading others to the Father. It is a hard road for many of us and runs, so often, contrary to our human nature. 2- While we are called to not judge the state of ones soul and relationship to God we need to balance the call with the call to love others, with love being a verb, a seeking of what's best for another. Just as a good parent calls their children on, chastises them when necessary, all out of love for their betterment, so does our Lord call us on. We do not judge but we are called to, like Christ, call out sin and seek to bring people out of their sinfulness. This must be done out of a place of love, but we are to also avoid the distorted popular culture attitude that say's "don't judge me" as a way of avoiding confrontation with the truth and excusing any action. Posted to

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