Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

12 February 2011

This Week in Catholic Liturgy: Amicable Settlement

"Settle with your opponent quickly on your way to court."  In the "Sermon on the Mount" Jesus sets forth the interior demands of the Law regarding, among other things, our attitude toward those who irritate or oppose us.  The cop-out stance of "I must love X, but I don't have to like X" is not as firmly rooted as the Cross of Christ; if we are to stand firm, we must allow God to shovel (indeed blast) us out of such mental machinations, so that the Cross may be more firmly planted in our lives.

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