We are responsible for one another

23rd Sunday of the Year (A)

Ezekiel 33: 7-9; Psalm 94; Rom. 13: 8-10; Mt. 18: 15-20

Read: We are enjoined to love our neighbour. Jesus spoke about the need for us to be involved in promoting the common good. We should help one another to recognise and correct our mistakes. Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone”.

Reflect: We are responsible for one another. Being responsible for others means taking care of them and helping them to improve their situation. One of the ways is which we can do so is through fraternal correction. For this correction to be effective three thigs are required: good intentions (love towards others); the proper time (in a calm atmosphere); and appropriate means (prudence and humility). We ourselves should also be ready to accept correctness from others.

Pray: For the grace to take care of others with a touching heart. Let us pray also for those persons who require conversion within their heart.

Act: Today show concrete proof that you take care of others with a feeling heart. Identify a person who needs correction, and act with respect and love.

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