DGeMS


Ord. Wk 23rd: Sunday,  Sunday, 10th September,2017  (Mt 18: 15-20)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Unity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus taught His Disciples to preserve the unity of their communities.  They are to be founded and centred on God’s Compassionate Love that every person is to be respected, and all sinners are to be treated with patience and genuine love.  Pray for such wisdom in your communities.


Fr Philip Heng, S.J


Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.  If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: whatever the misdemeanour, the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain the charge.  But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a gentile or a tax collector.

‘In truth I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 

‘In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.’


TODAY'S POINTERS ON GOD'S WORD
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus wants us, as a community of believers, to live in harmony by always restoring any strained or broken relationships.

  • Jesus wants us to take every opportunity and to make every effort to restore all troubled relationships with the help of His Spirit’s healing love and wisdom of Peace.

  • Let us pray for the grace to have the wisdom to be God’s instrument of Peace, Truth and Love in our community and for all relationships.