“Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”
Translation: Try your very best, you will struggle, but I am for you because I LOVE YOU.
This is a reply to all >3 of your comments. I am a Roman Catholic.
My Priest said, ‘Obama gave our Bishops the finger.’
I plan to vote for >anyone but Obama. I do not plan to waste by vote. I do NOT want Obama to be elected President again. I will vote for the Republican candidate.
As to the comment about ‘Try your very best, you will struggle, but I am for you because I love you.’
God gives >everyone the grace to get into Heaven. God gives >everyone the grace to become a —living saint—.
Matthew5:48, ‘So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.’ In my Catholic Bible, the study note says, ‘Perfect’ in the gospels this word occurs only in Matthew, here and in 19, 21. The Lucan parallel (6, 36) >demands that the disciples be merciful.’
Matthew19: 21, To the Rich Young Man, “Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Luke6: 36, “Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.”
Thank you for being a Christian.
Please notice in the Catholic Bible, the ‘Teaching Authority of the Church’ uses the word >demands!!! We Catholics be >obligated to become living saints.
“Lord have Mercy!” “Lord give me strength!”