Happy Sunday to everyone! Good Day !
Our theme for today’s reading is: Fraternal Correction.
Fraternal correction is brotherly correction.
Here is our first reading for today’s Mass:
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.” (Ezekiel 33:7-9).
We are often advised, either by our parents or friends, that we should not get involve. (Huwag ka ng makialam diyan, hayaan mo na sila). But as Christians, our first reading advices us to mind other people’s business. We have to tell them that what they are doing is wrong.
But we have to be careful and prayerful in helping our brothers and sisters in-Christ, not to be too in a hurry to correct. We should always ask The Holy Spirit for guidance. If we feel we should wait for tomorrow, we should do so. We have to plan for our approach so we will be more effective.
And here is our Gospel reading for today
“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.