02/12/17 - "Don’t Turn Away" - Gospel Matthew 5:21-37

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    Have you ever been in a social setting with friends or family and suddenly you realize the conversation has taken a turn to a topic that you absolutely do not want to discuss?  Conversations on religion, family challenges, and politics can be some of the more awkward times. 

 

     When my husband and I found ourselves in such situations, we resorted to a catch phrase.  It was our way of queuing the other that we needed to be rescued from an uncomfortable conversation.   However, we all know that there are some difficult discussions that should not be avoided, like the Gospel lesson for this weekend.  In Matthew 5, Jesus shares a lesson on the Law that needs to be heard.  

     ~ Mindy Bugaj