St. Stephen Catholic Church 
 
Fr. Robert Knight, Pastor 
 11514 State Hwy A, Richwoods, MO 63071 
 Phone: (573) 678-2207
Fax: (573) 678-2380 
 email: parish354@archstl.org 
Website: ststephenrichwoodsmo.com 
 
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
SundayFebruary 23, 2020
 
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” MATTHEW 5:44
For Reflection:Love your enemies, easier said than done, no doubt. But, remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When we are in close communication with God, it opens our heart and it turns our attention away from “me” and moves it towards God and others. It allows us to have a little more empathy for “our enemy.” When we pray for others, even our enemies, maybe it softens their hearts as well.