19th Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday 11th August, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Union with God’s Will: In today’s Gospel, Jesus urges His disciples to try to reconcile anyone who is dissenting and divisive in a community.  For this, we are also to pray for the wisdom to do God’s Will.  God will never fail to answer our prayers.  Ponder on, “Do I draw people closer or drive them further away from God”?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 18:15-20

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: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any 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 pagan 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.

‘I tell you solemnly 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 with them.’