“Whoever is angry … will be liable to judgment .. and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna … go first and be reconciled … Settle with your opponent quickly …” (from today’s Gospel)
These are very high standards. Is there someone you have hurt, insulted, put down? Did you say that he/she will get over it? You cannot be certain of this. Jesus tells us to go to that person and ask for forgiveness. God has forgiven you for your actions. His mercy will also be shown to you by the forgiveness of the person whom you offended.
Readings for Feb. 19, Friday of the First Week of Lent
Reading 1 — Ezekiel 18:21-28
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7A, 7BC-8
Verse Before The Gospel — Ezekiel 18:31
Gospel — Matthew 5:20-26