Re the Daily Office Readings September 13 Anno Domini 2020

Photo by Ho Ngoc Hai

The Lessons: Job 38:1, 18-41; Rev. 18:1-8; Matt. 5:21-26

“Come out of her, my people…” When is this the word we need to hear? This is a question of community discernment, and highlights the importance of an element in today’s Gospel reading: So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” It’s likely that the brother or sister whose voice we most need to hear for discernment here (and elsewhere!) is the brother or sister with whom we’re at odds.

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