A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 12 August

Ezekiel 9:1-7,10:18-22; Psalm 113; Matthew 18:15-20


Disciples are not perfect. Conflict is inevitable. How the local church deals with conflict is crucial. Jesus sets out a process of communal reproof and restoration. Step One is initiated privately by the wronged person. In Step Two, if the wronged one is not listened to, another visit is required with two or three witnesses. The emphasis is on listening. In Step Three, if the member has not listened, tell the church community. It is about not giving up! And as the people of God we can take up our responsibility to keep our church safe from all the dangers that may afflict and damage it.

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