Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6,27-38
Jesus said to his disciples : “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic.
Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.
If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit (is) that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount.
But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.
Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
I once read something that has stayed with me ever since… life is like a piano keyboard; it has white and black keys. The white keys are the beautiful moments in life- and on a piano keyboard they are plentiful and large. The black keys, which are fewer and smaller, represent the hard moments in life. If you only play the white keys, it will sound good, but it will have no strength. On the other hand, if you play both the white and black keys together, you will be able to play a harmonious melody with strength. Life has good and bad together. Make a beautiful melody in your life with God in it. Accept the beautiful and the difficult as well. The difficult aspects let you value and discover what is important in life and require your full attention. Let God work within you.
He is a great teacher. He can lead you to create a beautiful life where He uses your good and bad moments to create a harmonious concert. Which are the white keys in your life? Let God play a part in the music and enjoy the great concert: your life.
God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Heaven is our goal !