Sunday, February 19, 2023
The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on holiness and loving our neighbor. The first reading (Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18) tells us not to bear grudges and gives us the Golden Rule. The psalm (Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13) is “The Lord is kind and merciful.” The second reading (1 Corinthians 3:16-23) reminds us that all of us are God’s temples. And in the gospel (Matthew 5:38-48) Jesus tells us that we must love everyone, even our enemies.
Some possible themes for this weekend are holiness, mercy, and morality. Here are some ideas: