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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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Conflicts among us should be solved based on the Gospel values
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

After dealing with the issue of immorality, Paul in today's first reading addresses another aspect of aberration in the community. Having noticed that Christians were taking their fellow Christians to civil courts held by Gentiles. Paul ask if they cannot find one wise person within the community to settle these internal differences. Paul goes further to say: it is even scandalous that there should be such conflicts over earthly matters within the community of Christ.

Our community should be characterised by love and reconciliation, forgiveness and tolerance of hurt. Conflicts and quarrel among us should be solved based on the Gospel values and not secular standard of right and wrong. To promote these Gospel values, Jesus selected twelve men who had no social status. He chose them not for what they were, but for what they would be able to accomplish. Today, we are called to be disciples of love and people who will be ready to serve and live out the Gospel values without hesitation.

May the Lord bless us with a generous heart so that we may bring joy to our homes, at work and to all those whom we meet! Amen!! Good morning and do have a nice day!!!

 
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