23rd Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday, 10th September 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 6:27-35

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly.  To anyone who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek as well; to anyone who takes your cloak from you, do not refuse your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your property back from someone who takes it. Treat others as you would like people to treat you.

‘ If you love those who love you, what credit can you expect? Even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit can you expect? For even sinners do that much. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to get money back, what credit can you expect? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back the same amount.  Instead, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend without any hope of return. You will have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • All of us long for peace, but what do we see around us?  Countries at war, families quarreling and millions of people in much confusion about life.


  • Pride and self-righteousness of insisting that we are right and others are wrong or that we have the right over others are the causes of the confusion and conflicts around us.


  • Jesus reminds us today, “Love your enemies and do good to them . . .”  Pray for the graces to be able to live this Gospel challenge daily.  How is God challenging you now?