Monday, February 20, 2017

Pope: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation - Independent Catholic News

Pope: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation - Independent Catholic News: Sunday's Gospel is one of the Biblical passages that best expresses the Christian 'revolution,' Pope Francis told pilgrims gathered for the Angelus in St Peter's Square today. In the reading from Matthew's Gospel, describing part of the Sermon on the Mount, he said: 'Christ shows the path of true justice, through the law of love that overcomes that of retaliation, that is, 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth'.' Jesus does not ask His disciples simply to bear evils patiently, but to return good for evil: 'Only in this way can the chains of evil be broken, and things can truly change.'

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