23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time - Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Father Paul Voisin

September 7, 2017

Edmund Burke, the great British statesman once said:  “All that is needed for evil to prosper is for good people to remain silent”.   Of the many themes in this Sunday's gospel, the one that most spoke to me is the importance to correct one another.  Sometimes we don't want to get involved, or doubt if our words will make a difference.  Jesus shows us just the opposite, hat we are to reach out to one another to bring each other back to the Lord, and to share in the life of God.  This must be done with love and compassion, not with judgment and condemnation.  Too often our words betray our desire to help another to change their way and return to the way of the Lord.  We need wisdom to choose well our words, and the proper time and place, to 'rescue' a brother and sister from sin and alienation from God.