Four Tiny Sermons for Four Antitheses

Thoughts from Father Bob on last Sunday’s readings…

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Without a gig at the parish (great job Deacon Tom) here are some thoughts I shared at the University at Albany mass.

Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount by talking about a “greater righteousness” that is achievable by listening and following him.  If we are to be salt of the earth and light of the world, then we will also be able to extend ourselves beyond the mere fulfillment of the law, to living out its spirit, of exercising the mercy that God showed Israel in giving it the law.  Jesus expands on this idea by presenting six antitheses – basically a statement of what the law called for, but now with the Son of God among us, what life in the kingdom demands.  Today, we will hear four of them and four tiny sermons, one for each.

“You have heard that it was…

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