Wednesday August 11
We reflect God’s love in Community
  • Deuteronomy 34:1-12
  • Psalm 66: 1-8, 16-17
  • Matthew 18:15-20

When someone dies, we remember them for various reasons. We mourn, we tell stories of how they impacted our lives. The people of Israel mourn the death of Moses, the one who had, at the command of God led them out of slavery from the land of Egypt.

God himself created community, indeed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God shows us the ideal community. God’s love and concern for his people made him send Moses to bring his chosen people out of Egypt. Ultimately, he himself the 2nd member of the Holy Trinity comes to liberate us from slavery to sin by dying on the cross.

We who are created in the image and likeness of God have a deep abiding need for relationships with others and with God. In the Gospel proclamation, we see Jesus giving some guidelines on how to deal with conflicts that invariably occur in community. Jesus beautifully illustrates steps to take when conflicts arise. He also re- iterates that his presence is ever with us when we gather in his name.


Prayer: Abba Father, you who have called us to be together, as a community. Lord we pray that the love between us will reflect your love to the world. Amen

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