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dc.contributor.authorCarol Zuegneren_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 79en_US
dc.description.abstract|It's the little things. There's a saying that God is in the details. I have always liked that saying because it reminds me to pay attention to my work or my task, but it also reminds me that God is everywhere. That's a good reminder. |We must follow God's commandments. Those are the big things. And though the Gospel today is a big message, I think it is God telling me to pay attention to those details. Turning the other cheek does not have to be a big cinematic moment where I make the grand gesture. Turning the other cheek can mean not responding in kind when the harried cashier takes so long to attend to the person in front of me in line. Turning the other cheek can mean that I make the decision to not respond or join in when the conversation at work turns petty. I can listen to the other side of an argument and really try to understand. |Jesus tells us to love our enemies. He didn't say it was easy. We don't have to like what they do, but when we love our enemies, it reminds us of our humanity, of how connected we all are. It makes us vulnerable because we often like to wrap ourselves in indignation and scorn for others. We need to take off those layers and look for that child of God, for we each are a temple of God. Sometimes we have to be foolish to find wisdom. We can be afraid to let go of those layers, to love our enemies. But by opening ourselves up, by dropping that shield of contempt, we can embrace our better selves. |In this often competitive, modern world, we make people our enemies at every turn. It's that person who cuts me off in traffic or an annoying co-worker who frustrates me every day. I can turn the other cheek and love my enemies every single day. I need to remember that God is in the details.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Sunday, February 23, 2014: 7th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitJournalism, Media and Computingen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Timeen_US 7en_US
dc.subject.local1Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-10, 12-13en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 3:16-23en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 5:38-48en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Aen_US

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