This, to me, is our Lord's hardest teaching, or at least one of the hardest. "Love your enemies...turn the other cheek...stop judging."
I once heard a priest say, "We love God as much as we love our least favorite person." Ouch!
Yes, it's a hard saying, but "with God all things are possible." That could be a simple prayer of yours this week. Think of a person with whom you struggle and simply offer a Hail Mary (or some other prayer) for that person each day this week. How powerful that could be!
This is the Commitment Weekend for the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. We are called to answer Jesus' call to follow Him and share the word by providing the necessary contribution to fund ministries and services to share God's love with many others in our parish and our Archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Chicago does so much for the City of Chicago and for the universal Church, and we all know how important St. Juliana is to the lives of so many. Your contribution to the ACA allows us to continue to function and make a difference. Please remember that the ACA is not a one-time special collection, but rather a pledge campaign where you can make a more generous gift payable in installments. Cardinal Cupich and I are deeply grateful for your generosity.