19th February 2017 – Epiphany 7A

    (Matthew 5:38-48)
You have heard it said
we live by retribution,
‘an eye for an eye’.

But I say to you,
live kindly, generously,
and without rancour.

Jesus’ word is strange,
not superseding the law,
but fulfilling it.

Jesus’ word demands
costly, counter-cultural,
radical living.
         © Jeff Shrowder, 2017.
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