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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023






Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples: "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that 'every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church. If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, amen, I say to you, 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."


REFLECTION

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."


The last part of this week’s Gospel reading gave me immense hope as a teenager living in a dormitory. During our bedtime prayer, our dormitory prefect invited Jesus Who invited us to pray in His name. We were certainly more than two or three gathered in the name of Jesus every evening in the six dormitories. I knew Jesus was amid all two or three thousand of us in the entire high school. He was among the two million or three million of us living in the city of Aba. He certainly is among the two or three billion of us in Africa, Europe, and North America. The words gave me solace as a teenager that God would grant us anything we asked when we gathered in the name of His Son, Jesus. The Gospel fills me with hope each time we gather in the name of Jesus

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