Friends, whenever we give or receive a gift, we’re always caught in a difficult rhythm of exchange and mutual obligation. The great exception to this rule is God, who is utterly gratuitous in his giving. But in Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, we are invited to share, by grace, in the very way that God exists and that God loves, giving to those in need without expecting anything in return.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 1 Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23
Psalm – Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13
Reading 2 – 1 Cor 15: 45-49
Gospel – Lk 6:27-38