We present here the text that will be read at Sunday mass, the seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time and we formulate some questions that might help us prepare to hear the reading.

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38 Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' 39 But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40 and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41 and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. 42 Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Questions for adults:

- What does it mean to be perfect?

- How can we love our enemies?

- How can turn the other cheek?

Questions for kids:

- When somebody hits you, what do you do? What does Jesus say you should do?

- What is an enemy? How do you treat your enemy? How does Jesus say we should treat your enemy?

- How can you be perfect?