19th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Wednesday, 16th August 2023

Daily Word Of God

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: 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 says, For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.’ Jesus is forever present with us at all times and in all situations; more so in our prayers.


  • God’s presence in our life produces peace, purpose and power: a peace that will give us the purpose to want to live in His ways daily and the power to face challenges out of our love for Him.


  • Ask the Lord for a deep sense of His Presence in your life and the grace to work towards an intimate, personal relationship with Him daily.