August 16, 2017
(St. Stephen of Hungary)
Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” Mt 18:15-20
He didn’t say Twitter it. He didn’t say Facebook it. He didn’t say Pinterest it or gossip it in your prayer or knitting groups. We have two choices, beloved. We can either swallow it and forget it or we can approach the one who upset us and settle it! Jesus gave some other options if that doesn’t work. But boy it seems we’ve slipped on courtesy and manners all the way up the line lately. Maybe it’s time for more people to get back to the Book (the Bible) on how to live, RIGHT – the Instruction Book for life!
Jesus continued, “if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” ibid
That being said, we know that we don’t have to do it on our own. And that doesn’t mean just getting your buddy and agreeing to knock your enemy off. It means “gathered together in the Name of Jesus.” What would Jesus do? When we are gathered in His Name, He will let us know. And when our request is in line with the will of God our Father – His will be done!
That’s consoling, beloved.
That’s living in His Kingdom!
Wouldn’t it be nice if that’s where we could ALL be!
Let’s make it so!
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