Matthew 5:21-37 – The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany – for Sunday, February 12, 2017
â€œTherefore, if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you . . .â€ (Matthew 5:23)
As a young adult, I once groused to my mother about Dadâ€™s double standard on speeding. When my father was a passenger and noticed that Iâ€™d crept over the speed limit, heâ€™d loudly clear his throat as a warning. That guttural noise was often followed with, â€œHave you looked at your speedometer?â€
Okay, fine, Dad caught me speeding.
But what about those times he ignored the limits? Since infancy, Iâ€™d been an occupant in cars he steered. Dad often exceeded the posted limits!
Mom replied, â€œYour fatherâ€™s a very law-abiding citizen . . . except when he doesnâ€™t think the laws apply to him.â€ Continue reading →