“…If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his
fault between you and him alone ..” Are you doing that? How many
times did you do that?
Jesus is not asking you to judge him, but to talk to him with
love and between you two and alone. He have said; “Stop
judging, that you may not be judged For as you judge, so will
you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be
measured out to you. Mt. 7: 1-2
Listen again. Jesus did not ask you to show “your righteous
deeds in order that people may see them” Mt. 6:1-2. He is asking
you “do not let your left hand know what your right hand is
doing” Mt. 6: 3. Yes, tell him his fault between you and him and
do not let anybody know about it. Your mission is to love and
not to judge. Your mission is to forgive and forget. Because, as
says saint Paul, “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not
jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude
…”1 Cor. 13: 4-8
Jesus wants us to soften our hearts, to open them to the
challenges of others and their needs. We cannot help others if
we look only on our own interest and seek our own peace and
prosperity. We are called to love and not only to be loved.
Your brother and sister should be the center of your living
mission on earth. As much as you live in peace and harmony with
others that same measure shows if you are a good person. Many
non-Christians are doing it better than we do. But if you are
able to forgive, forget and help your brother always and never
see in him, even if he fails again to be a good person, a bad
person and love him always and any way. And if you work to
change your heart so as to accept the others with great love
even if he fails seventy times seven times, then you will show
what a Christian really is.
The love of a Christian saint Paul would say never fails. 1
Cor.13:8. Because we are called by our Lord to love always, and
only to love.
A person who lives of love is a god on earth.
Father Labib Kobti