Super Bowl and Lustful Thoughts

This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa –  6th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Year A - 2020 Readings: Psalm                                      Psalm: 119:1-8 
First Reading                             Deuteronomy 30: 15-20  Second Reading                       1 Corinthians 3: 1-9 Gospel                                        Matthew 5: 21-37 What I want to say: What does it mean for Jesus to fulfil the law? This week we are given examples of how Jesus reads the law. It is to create a community where all can thrive, not just the rich and the powerful. Where the poor in spirit, the meek, those who mourn etc… are able to be all God desires for them. This happens when we see and treat each person as our sister and brother, and when we take responsibility for our reactions to each person. The use the reaction to the Super Bowl half time show as an example of both how this does not happen, and how it might happen. What I want to happen: People to reflect on their own reactions to all this. The Ser…