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Proper 2 - Year A

Deuteronomy 30.15–20
1 Corinthians 3.1–9
Matthew 5.21–37

This passage in Matthew decisively contradicts
anyone who would like to see Jesus as a kind
of well-meaning hippy, preaching an ‘all you
need is love’ kind of gospel. It is terribly easy
to assume that Jesus was into kindness and
forgiveness and not judging anyone and
letting everyone make their own path, and
it was only later that the nasty old Church
tried to introduce a whole set of rules and
regulations. But, in that case, whatever is
going on here in Matthew? In every single...

Taken from Lectionary reflections – Year A by Jane Williams

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