23 Feb 2020. 7th Sun OT. Cycle A-2020. Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 + 1Cor 3:16-23 + Mt 5:38-48
[B]e perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48).
You pray not, because you see not why; You see not its value ‘til you try. Practice makes perfect. You pray not, because you know not how; You know not how ‘til you start now. Practice makes perfect. The more often anything is done, The more correctly it will be done, The more easily it will be done, The more casually it will be done. Practice makes perfect. You said a word you meant not to say; You flared up tho’ you wished not be frayed. Plan what to say, know how to say it. All lies, black, white, or gray, are sinful. Truth can be hidden without lying. Plan what to say, know how to say it. You're vicious, though you tried virtuous; Dissolute, though you wished continent. Plan your flight rather than opt to fight. For every action, there’s a right way; For every talk, there’s a better word; For every secret there’s a right mask. Practice every day to be ready. Practice makes perfect. VSS