*BROTHERLY CORRECTION; A DEFINITION OF LOVE

*BROTHERLY CORRECTION; A DEFINITION OF LOVE

*THE WORD FOR TODAY*

WEDNESDAY, WEEK 19, AUG 14, 2019, MEMORIAL OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE.

“If your brother has sinned against you go and point out his fault to him in private, and if he listens to you, you have won back your bother… ” ( MT. 18:15).

Our first reading gives us the final chronicle of Moses’ Odyssey. He died without entering the Promised Land. This underscores one of the ironies of life, that great leaders, who work so hard for a cause, often die without enjoying the fruits of their labours.

We have great leaders like Jesus who died before seeing Christianity spread to the four corners of the earth. Martin Luther King Jr had a ‘dream’, but died before seeing the political and social freedom of black Americans. We can go on and on.
How generously do we work for the causes whose fruits we will never enjoy personally?

Jesus shows us in today’s Gospel text how to correct, forgive and reconcile with our brothers and sisters because occasion for conflict will occur. Believers must attempt to settle their disputes among themselves first, before going to legal arbiters( cf. 1 Cor 6:1-8).

The offender must have the spirit of forgiveness and sacrifice. For peace to reign, there must be sacrifice. St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe whose memorial we celebrate today has shown us how to lay down our lives for our fellow brothers and sisters.

🙏Jesus Our Redeemer, may we find true meaning in your words: there’s no greater love than this, that a friend would die for his friend. May St. Maximilian Mary Kobe continue to intercede for us. Amen.

GOOD MORNING. DO HAVE A GLORIOUS WEDNESDAY. SMILE, JESUS LOVES YOU.

BIBLE STUDY. READ AND REFLECT ON ( DEUT. 34:1-12, MT. 18:15-20)

I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU.

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