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Trust in God

02-16-2020We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 45, No. 1

In the passages we hear today and next Sunday, Jesus challenges his disciples by extending or reinterpreting the Mosaic law. In doing so, he is contrasting his expectations with those of the scribes and Pharisees. What “you have heard” is insufficient. Listen to what “I say to you.” What is in your heart is as important as your actions. Yes, you should not kill, but do not even let anger build up in your heart to the extent that you provoke or abuse someone else. Yes, you should not commit adultery, but do not let your heart be overcome with lust that could overpower your moral behavior. True righteousness, Jesus teaches, is not determined by following the letter of the law, but its spirit. This wisdom revealed by Jesus was not available to Sirach. Yet he realized that we have free will and should choose to trust in God and God’s commandments. Fortunately, God’s wisdom has been revealed to us through the Holy Spirit, as Saint Paul assured the Corinthians. Let us choose to replace those poisons of the heart like anger and lust with patience and generosity, mildness and self-control. Let the Holy Spirit assist us in fulfilling the spirit of the law.

What is poisoning your heart? What can replace those poisons?

Confía en Dios

En los pasajes que escuchamos hoy y el próximo domingo, Jesús desafía a sus discípulos al extender o reinterpretar la ley mosaica. Al hacerlo, contrasta sus expectativas con las de los escribas y fariseos. Lo que “has escuchado” es insuficiente. Escucha lo que “yo te digo”. Lo que hay en tu corazón es tan importante como tus acciones. Sí, no debes matar, pero ni siquiera dejes que la ira se acumule en tu corazón en la medida en que provoques o abuses de otra persona. Sí, no debes cometer adulterio, pero no dejes que tu corazón sea vencido por la lujuria que podría dominar tu comportamiento moral. La verdadera justicia, enseña Jesús, no se determina siguiendo la letra de la ley, sino su espíritu. Esta sabiduría revelada por Jesús no estaba disponible para Sirácide. Sin embargo, se dio cuenta de que tenemos libre albedrío y deberíamos elegir confiar en Dios y en los mandamientos de Dios. Afortunadamente, la sabiduría de Dios nos ha sido revelada a través del Espíritu Santo, como San Pablo aseguró a los Corintios. Elijamos reemplazar esos venenos del corazón como la ira y la lujuria con paciencia y generosidad, suavidad y autocontrol. Deje que el Espíritu Santo nos ayude a cumplir el espíritu de la ley.

¿Qué está envenenando tu corazón? ¿Con qué puedes reemplazar esos venenos?

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Announcements and Events

Life Night for High School Youth

Feb 16, 2020: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (weekly)

in the Youth Room

EDGE Night for Middle School Youth

Feb 20, 2020: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (weekly)

in the Youth Room

Bunco Night

Feb 21, 2020: 6:00pm

in Parish Center

Life Night for High School Youth

Feb 23, 2020: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (weekly)

in the Youth Room

Blood Drive

Feb 23, 2020: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Walk-ins welcome! To make and appointment, visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #10515. ID REQUIRED.

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Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 26

Feb 26, 2020

Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes: 12:15pm English; 6:00pm Español; 7:00pm English

Mass with distribution of Ashes: 8:00am English; 10:00am Español; 4:00pm English; 8:00pm Español

EDGE Night for Middle School Youth

Feb 27, 2020: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (weekly)

in the Youth Room

Council of Catholic Women Meetings

Mar 2, 2020

Board Meeting: 1st Monday of the month, 6:30pm in FF01

General Meeting: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:00pm in the Parish Center

Called Youth Summit

Mar 7, 2020: 10:00am - 3:00pm

at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Orlando

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19th Annual Pantry Golf Tournament

Mar 8, 2020: 12:00pm

at Zellwood Station Golf Club, 2126 Spilman Drive, Zellwood, FL 32798

"Scramble" Golf Tournament: Men's, Women's, and Mixed Divisions

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