June 16, 2018 – Scripture Reading Reflection


Gospel MT 5:33-37

Jesus said to his disciples: "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the Evil One."

Reflection

Have you ever been hurt by empty promises?

Let’s say it’s never a ‘good’ feeling to have someone promised something to you and don’t deliver.

Isn’t it more preferred not to make a promise that can’t be kept? That way, nothing gets broken? No broken trust and hence no broken relationships. If there is no broken-ness the ‘Evil One’ has nothing to feed on.

So, let our ‘Yes’ means ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ means ‘No’ as when we ‘err’ it leads to an error.

Let us adore the Holy Eucharist and witness what a true ‘oath’ is.


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