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Judgment and Love

Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 23

by Bishop Robert BarronSeptember 10, 20177 Comments

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If there is one absolute in our secular culture today it is non-judgmentalism. Some people, seeking to defend this point of view from a Biblical perspective, will point to Jesus’ famous enjoinder: “Judge not and you will not be judged.” But what should be clear is that this cannot mean that we never point out moral failures—for Jesus does that all the time. How should we navigate the ways of judgement and love? Our second reading, from Paul to the Romans, is eminently helpful here.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Ezekiel 33:7-9
Psalm - Psalm 95:1-9
Reading 2 - Romans 13:8-10
Gospel - Matthew 18:15-20