MONDAY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 12, 2019


MASS READINGS: 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur.   It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,' you should forgive him." And the Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."

REFLECTION:  "If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry, 'you should forgive him."

Causes of sinning are sure to come. When we sin we are responsible for the example we set and for causing others to sin. And we must ask God for forgiveness to be right with Him.

It is hard to forgive, but we are told by Jesus that we, too, should forgive."If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry, 'you should forgive him."

Forgiving is never temporary but continuous. We are to forgive every transgression no matter how wronged or how many times we have been wronged.  As Jesus forgave those who crucified Him, we are to do likewise. 

To do this requires asking God for His Divine Graces.  It is humanly impossible without His Graces. Remember nothing is impossible with God.    

God Bless

Remember the first PAPA conference on December 6-8th, 2019. 


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