Jesus wants us to forgive anyone who might hurt us, just as God continuously forgives us.
Gospel Reflection for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus encourages us to be understanding of others. We do not always know why someone acts the way they do, and it would be wrong for us to judge them when we might not understand the whole story.
Jesus says, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” We should never spread rumors about others. However, if something is serious, we can tell the right people like our parents, a priest, or someone who understands. Jesus wants us to understand, forgive, and help others find the love and forgiveness of Jesus.