Commentary on the Gospel of
Again, in the gospel reading of today, Jesus invites us to examine what it means it be children of the Father. “You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbour and hate enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies pray for those who persecute so may that you may be children of your Father in heaven…” the criteria for being God’s children is not serving the written code, the letters of law. It goes beyond that.
We are children of the Father because the Father has in Christ, lavished his immense love on us by making us his children (cf. 1 Jn 3:1). We are the invited to realize our common origin from the Father and to treat every human person as a child of God and a brother or sister. He would become witnesses to the world if we learnt to overcome discrimination, division, rancor, enmity and put on the new man that is, “Christ.”
We pray for the grace to harken to the invitation of Christ that we love without limit and forgive unendingly.