as your heavenly Father

June 17, 2014 2:59 pm

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5: 48)

When we think about being perfect we turn to the areas where we are quite good or almost perfect, and our concern is what to do to be better, really perfect. Jesus asks us not to think about ourselves and good things we can do better, but to think about Our Father and how to imitate Him. God’s perfection is not in being wiser, bigger, stronger, etc., but in loving. His love is focused on one simple thing: what He can do for me to make me really happy?

“I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you” (Gospel Acclamation)

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