If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
No man is an island…” How true this is for those who follow Christ: each of us has responsibilities towards each other, based on our ‘debt of mutual love’. When we see wickedness and wrongdoing, then because of our privileged position of following the Lord Jesus, we have a duty to speak out. This will not always be easy – remember the prophet Jeremiah last week – but this was the mission of the Lord Jesus himself, and as his followers, it is our mission too. As with everything, love is ‘the answer to every one of the commandments.’
First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9
Res: O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts
Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10
Gospel: Matthew 18: 15-20