In Matthew 21, Jesus tells the parable of the two sons and their different response to their Father's invitation to go and work in the vineyard. We see in the parable, and in our lives, that allowing the Word of the Lord to give us a change of mind makes all the difference in the life of discipleship.
We look at the truth in St. Paul's inspired words, "owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who love another has fulfilled the law." (Romans 14:8) With these words in mind, we then look at the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18 about how to navigate conflict when someone has wronged you, which can be quite difficult! By Grace, we can steer clear of rash judgment, gossip and slander and deal with conflict with the mind of Christ.
At St. Anne Detroit on Sunday, August 30th, Leticia gives testimony of the Lord healing a significant back issue she had dealt with for over four months being healed by Jesus, Glory to you Lord!
In Chapter 16 of Matthew's Gospel, we read of the moment Peter came to a logical conclusion that Jesus (the Son of God, truly God in the flesh) should not be subject to crucifixion and death. Peter's logical conclusion led to a proclamation he made to Jesus, "God forbid Lord, no such thing shall ever happen to you!" (Mt 16:22). Jesus swiftly rebuked Peter for "thinking not as God does, but as human beings do." Jesus was teaching Peter, and us too, that we need a radical dependence on God especially in our thought life!