Our Catholic Character

Feb 7, 2023

Make peace!

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 1 Sirach 15:15-20, Psalm 119, 1 Corinthians 2:6-10, Matthew 5:23-24 

Excerpts chosen by Markelle Ward

When Moses was leading God’s people through the desert, God gave them ten rules or commandments to help the people to live in God’s way. 

In this week’s readings we hear Jesus remind his followers of these ‘rules for life’. We are reminded to come to Mass with peace in our hearts, with forgiveness for any person who has done wrong to us.

It is important to be reconciled with each other before bringing gifts or acts of service.

Make me a channel of your peace

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love

Where there is injury, your pardon Lord

And where there is doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of your peace

Where there is despair in life, let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, only light

And where there’s sadness, ever joy


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