May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings:  http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090516.cfm

Brothers and sisters: It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans–a man living with his father’s wife. And you are inflated with pride. Should you not rather have been sorrowful? The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as if present, pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed, in the name of our Lord Jesus: when you have gathered together and I am with you in spirit with the power of the Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

Your boasting is not appropriate. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

We are told that we should not judge others, it does not matter that the actions of people are wrong, or that they go against the will of God. We have to watch what we say to them. St. Paul was honest, if you sin against God you get called out for it. It is not a personal judgement, it is a judgement of the actions of the person. When did we forget that? When did we decide that hurting someone’s feelings is worse than calling out their sin? We are condemning them to an eternal life in hell. Where did we go so wrong? Why can we not see what we are doing?

 Prayer: Heavenly Father, your truth cannot be forsaken. Help me to always keep my eyes on your truth and not what the world tries to preach as your truth. May my judgements be based on your word, not my opinion. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

 Lead me in your justice, Lord.

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