Daily Word Of God
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?
- People are quite ready to accept the principle of “see no evil, hear no evil and do no evil.” This is “easy” and non-committal way of living.
- We are called to be responsible not only for all our own thoughts, words and deeds, but also for the welfare and salvation of others.
- How pro-active are we in responding to the needs of others e.g. our family, our neighbours, the poor and those who do not yet know the Good News of Salvation.