A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus said to the disciples, “If your sister or brother should commit some wrong against you, go and point out the error, but keep it between the two of you. If she or he listens to you, you have
won them back; if not, try again but take one or two others with you, so that every case may stand on the word of two or three witnesses. If your sister or brother refuses to listen to them,
refer the matter to the church. If she or he ignores even the church, then treat them as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. I assure you, whatever you declare bound on earth will be bound in
heaven, and whatever you declare loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven.
“Again I tell you, if two of you join in agreement to pray for anything whatever on earth, it will be granted you by my Abba God in heaven. Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am
there in their midst.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.