Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus' words in today's gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. In our first reading, the prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and the Apostle Paul, in the second reading, reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.
Prayer of the Day:
O Lord God,
enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy.
Without your help, we mortals will fail;
remove far from us everything that is harmful,
and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
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