19 February 2023
Bible readings for today
Give us, we pray you, gentle God,
a mind forgetful of past injury,
a will to seek the good of others
and a heart of love.
Hear this prayer for your love’s sake.
E te Atua māhaki, hōmai he whakaaro
kia warewaretia ngā pānga hē me ngā kino, he hiahia ki te rapu i ngā painga o ētahi atu, he ngākau e kī ana i te aroha. Whakarongo ki tēnei īnoi i runga i tōu aroha. Āmine.
Love your enemies (Matthew 5:38-48)
An eye for an eye! Love your neighbour as yourself! The gospel reading today is another part of the Sermon on the Mount, and gives us a great opportunity to talk about abundant generosity, both in what we have and how we love well.