Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061818.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.) But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.”
Revenge is not Jesus’ style. He wants us to love our enemies, no matter what. That does not mean you have to put up with abuse, but do not answer abuse with abuse. Answer with love and you will be rewarded with love.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, alone it is hard to love those who try to abuse the love I have for you, but with your support and love, it is easy. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Lord, listen to my groaning.