How does Scripture cut like a sword? Mercy. – Tomorrow’s reading reflection

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The Gospel exhortations end with dire warnings: if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off.  Pope Francis exhorts in a different key.  He urges us to open our doors and get out in the streets with those bruised and hurting.  Behind our walls is security.  To stand with those who struggle is joy.  And it is joy that salts our life. 

How do we recover the sharp edge of Scripture in a world like ours?  The works of mercy. 

(Adapted from Jeanne Schuler)