Sunday 23rd February – Epiphany 7A

MATTHEW 5:38-48
You have heard that it was said,
an eye for an eye …
retaliation no greater
than an offending action.

But I say to you,
rather than retaliate
just respond with love.

Walk the extra mile,
risk vulnerability,
offer more in pledge,
in love
for friend or foe,
or you are no different
from the worst of the world.

Respond with kind
rather than in kind.
The kingdom is within you:
let it grow.
         © Jeff Shrowder, 2014.
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