Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect! -Mt 5:38-48
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: "you 38 ye have heard that it was said, ' an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. ' 39 but I say: do not enfrenteis who is evil! On the contrary, if someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer him your left! 40 If anyone wants to file a lawsuit to take your tunic, also gives you the mantle! 41 If someone force you to walk a kilometer, walks two with him. 42 Give to those who ask and don't turn your back on who you borrow. 43 You heard what was said: ' you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ' 44 but I say unto you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you! 45 thus you entornareis sons of your father who is in heaven, because he does sunrise on the evil and on the good, and makes the rain fall on the just and on the unjust. 46 for if you love only those who love you, what reward have ye? The tax collectors do the same thing? 47 and if you salute your brethren only, what do ye extraordinary? Pagans don't do the same thing? 48 therefore be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect. "
Jesus is teaching us today how we should love our enemies, those who do not make us well or chasing us. You can say: "I have no enemies," but there are people that you don't have friendly relations, sometimes we harm, harm us, speak ill of us. How to deal with these situations? The straight answer is give them the best of us. And what is the best? We have virtues, qualities, and they are not the best; the best is the grace of God which is in us, is the God that we receive, and that's what we give to each other. We give God to people when they say "I need a lot of God", then, pray for them, we pray that the grace that is in us is communicated to such people, that's what we should do. If we pray for ours, we ask that God bless them, we can't give you something else to one who does not want us well. We need to give God to them, because it will do us good. When we give to God the Lord remains in us, in us the rancid, the grudge, the malaise that often gets inside of us for what the other does, and so we dismantled. Who makes us ill think, often, we're going to react in a negative way; on the contrary, respond with love and grace of God. What the Lord teaches us is to love with love without measure, and if we lack human forces, that God give us the grace of your love to love as he loves us, and his love is in us, because that's how we should love each other. That's what he wants and teaches us to live. As says Pe. Joaozinho in "mini sermon": love the enemy without cultivating the enmity; pray for violent husband and love it the women's precinct.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
Jesus nos dê a graça do Seu amor para amarmos como Deus nos ama, e que Seu amor esteja em nós.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!