Even Jesus’ “Hate Speech” Teaches Love – Nov 06 – Homily – Fr Alan

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Fr. Alan gives the homily on Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time (Nov 06, 2019) on the way to reconcile the two contrasting teachings into today's readings. On the one hand we hear: "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple" (Lk 14:26), while on the other: "The commandments, are summed up in this saying, namely, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law" (Rm 13:9-10).

The key here is to understand that Jesus' use of the word "hate" refers not to persons but to their behavior when their behavior would separate God's creatures from God Himself.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Wednesday 31st Week of Ordinary Time - Wkdy

1st: Rom 13:8-10
Resp: Ps 112:1-2, 4-5, 9
Gsp: Lk 14:25-33

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